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The Campus Curates: Illumination, Enlightenment and Discovery


Discovery requires one to step off the path and take a few risks. As André Gide said, "One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore...." This exhibition celebrates the work of our students who stretched themselves by wandering off the path to learn new things while curating exhibitions and completing library dean's fellowships. Some investigated illuminated manuscripts and rare books to deduce larger stories; others acquired new skills to share oral histories and digital resources.

From the Nuremberg Chronicle, printed while Columbus was sailing from Spain, to Welsh artists' books that examine travel in the 21st century; from eighteenth century French novels to contemporary gazetteers of Syria, these projects reflect the diverse scholarship occurring on campus through the vision of our undergraduate and graduate students. Each took a different route to discovery; we invite you to share in their journeys.