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Exhibition gallery which is a smaller, more intimate space on the second floor. We sometimes have small, short-term
exhibitions in our 18th-century room which is visible from the main gallery though glass, small exhibitions in the lobby,
and two exhibition cases in the Cotsen Children’s library. There is also the Wiess Lounge exhibition area at the Seely
G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Sometime special collections materials are exhibited at the East Asian Library and at the
Marquand Library of Art and Archeology. East Asian rare materials are housed in special collections, but separately
administered. Marquand has its own rare book room not part of my department. We do help with installation of
materials at Marquand and East Asian.
We have two galleries, one on the ﬁrst floor outside our lecture hall, and one on the second floor, outside the reading
room. We also mount “mini exhibits” in the lecture hall (3 cases and 25 ft of wall space).
We have two main spaces: one in the hallway leading into the reading room and several in the main library.
We have two spaces: Rosenwald Gallery located centrally within the Special Collections Space; Kamin Gallery located on
the ﬁrst floor of the library along a corridor that links the reference collection with the information commons.
We sometimes place exhibits in the library’s exhibition space.
Within the Department’s main reference area, in a conference room, i.e., William Henry Seward Room, and in cases
located outside the Department in the main Library space.
If there is designated exhibit space beyond the library, please describe it.
In 2007, the University Archives and the North Carolina Collection collaborated on a display in the Student Union. The
display contains three very large mounted posters. This case will be available to us indeﬁnitely, so we will probably
change the exhibit every couple of years.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre exhibit space, main floor; Asian Library: Asian Centre auditorium; Xiw7xwa Library: in
First Nations House of Learning Longhouse (occasionally).
Krannert Art Museum.
Lobby of general circulating library; lobby of biomedical research building.
Military Museums Founders art/artefact Gallery and other designated permanent space outside the Military Museums
library. Nickle Arts Museum (another unit within Libraries and Cultural Resources.) Exhibit spaces in the Faculties of
Environmental Design, Fine Arts, Arts, and Education have all been used for library exhibits.
SIL has a gallery in the public space of the National Museum of American History and has two large cases in the lobby of
the National Museum of Natural History.
Small wall case across from the ground floor entrance to the administration building.
Spaces in other library buildings: Main Library: Reference Room: Two Guenschel cases; Lobby: Two freestanding
wooden cases; Ann Mary Brown Memorial: Twelve freestanding exhibition cases; Orwig Music Library: One wall case
(51” wide by 20” deep) and one free standing case (5’ x 26” x 6”). Maddock Alumni Center: One case for University
documents, publications, and artifacts as well as promoting important events in University history.
Student center locked cases.