Buchanan Fellows Curate New Exhibition Slated to Open in the Fall

The University Libraries will open a new exhibition, “Tending to Popular Thought: What People Read and Why,” this fall in the second-floor gallery of Central Library. The physical exhibition, curated by four undergraduate Buchanan Library Fellows during spring semester 2020, delayed by the COVID pandemic will be installed to mark the start of a new academic year.

As Buchanan Library Fellows, the four student-curators learned about crafting exhibitions and books as objects. They researched personal essays, sixteenth-century books on astrology and herbal medicine and nineteenth-century popular novels. Buchanan Fellows study materials in Special Collections, curating exhibitions using rare and archival collections.

Since 2012, 117 Library Fellows have explored the Libraries’ collections and produced unique, in-depth projects that connect collections and campus assets with the University community. Information about call 2020 Fellowships and the application process are posted on the Libraries’ website.

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