Concierge 44: Creating Special Collections Exhibits by Becky Fischbach

February 6, 2018
Ellie Buckley
Concierge Keys

This session will offer an overview of the “whys and hows” of planning, designing, and producing exhibitions for the Library’s Special Collections. For context, Becky will begin with a brief wayback (post-horse and carriage, pre-information superhighway) photo tour of exhibits in Stanford’s Main Library. She’ll describe the current exhibit program’s primary goals and address the question of where ideas for exhibits come from: who proposes them and how and why they are chosen, illustrated with examples. In the last portion of the program she’ll talk about the process of curating and producing a show and ways to approach designing a physical exhibit for display in library cases, offering what she hopes will be helpful advice to any of you considering designing an exhibit of your own. Depending on space, the session will end with a hands-on exercise of making a simple caption support.

The presentation will be offered twice on Wednesday, February 21st:

  • Wednesday, 2/21, 11 am-12 pm, IC Classroom
  • Wednesday, 2/21, 3-4 pm, IC Classroom (This session will be video recorded.)

Please sign up for one of the sessions on Canvas. First, enroll in the Concierge Project's Canvas “course” if you haven’t done so yet. Then sign up for one of the sessions under the People > Groups tab.