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Krannert Art Museum Mar 21
Closing Saturday | Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago at Krannert Art Museum, highlighting the museum's collection of works by Chicago artists and including selected works from collections at and
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 14
We love a unique book format here at the RBML, like this artists' book by Emily Martin. It features 8 stories and recipes printed on 8 slices of pie. We thought it was a perfect fit for !
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Nathan Tye Mar 14
Had a blast at with the class yesterday. Got to see some beautiful facsimiles, HG Wells manuscript, and film reels. Thanks for letting me borrow your class!
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IllinoisDigitization Mar 11
Cover surface details from Volume 3 of Sir Charles Lyell's "Principles of geology : being an attempt to explain the former changes of the earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation", 1797-1875
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Field Museum Mar 11
The Monday after daylight savings:
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iSEE at U of I Mar 5
The has recently acquired the 18th century book, “Campi Phlegraei.” Hear the story of author Sir William Hamilton’s life in a lecture by iSEE Assoc. Director for Education and Outreach, Gillen D’Arcy Wood. Learn more ➡️
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UIUC Preservation Mar 7
Our blog post () and our gallery page () for the "Making Mr. Darcy" exhibit in are finally live! Read more about how RBML head Lynne Thomas curated this exhibit and see some behind-the-scenes photos of its preparation.
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 4
Gillen Wood (of and ) will give a talk on “The Volcano Lover: Sir William Hamilton’s Campi Phlegraei and the Craze for Vesuvius” on Friday. Join us to learn more about Hamilton's research on Mount Vesuvius and see "Campi Phlegraei" for yourself!
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IllinoisDigitization Mar 4
We thought there was something fishy about this "Sésame et les lys : des trésors des rois, des jardins des reines" from Fish: Scenery:
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U of Illinois RBML Mar 2
Dr. Seuss was born on in 1904! He began his career in writing and drawing in ad campaigns before writing children’s books. Since 1998, has observed every year on March 2nd. Celebrate both occasions by reading your favorite Dr. Seuss book!
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 28
Anarchist, activist, writer, and publisher Lucy E. Parsons is the subject of our current pop-up exhibit "A Woman’s Place in Anarchy: Lucy E. Parsons and the Haymarket Riots," curated by Sherry Williams. Read about Lucy's life and work on our blog:
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IHLC Feb 28
Our blog post this week is an interview with Graduate Assistant Allison Kilberg, who curated the IHLC’s new exhibit, Votes for Women, now on view. Learn about her experience and insights researching the women’s suffrage movement in Illinois:
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 22
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Thank you for coming!
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 21
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Our GAs have 10,000 a year....reference questions that is.
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 21
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Thanks to our colleagues who joined in the fun!
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 21
The exhibit opens today, so we decided to dress for the occasion.
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U of Illinois RBML Feb 21
Joining us for the opening of this afternoon? Be sure to stop at our pop-up exhibit cases to learn all about Lucy Parsons! Archives GA Sherry curated this exhibit, "A Woman's Place in Anarchy"
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IllinoisDigitization Feb 21
We had so much fun working with to digitize materials for their new exhibit “Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman” which opens TODAY! Opening event info:
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Jane Austen - NYC Feb 19
The “Making : Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman” exhibit looks at the expectations for gentlemen in the period during which wrote her novels. University of Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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IllinoisDigitization Feb 11
We're appreciating the stranger things in life this Monday. Check out this wavy from titled "Instructions for brewing Irish porter & stout": What do you see in this ?
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