Have Book, Will Travel
Mapping Provenance in Rare Books & Special Collections
1 September - 2 December 2016
Curator: Marie Larsen
From America, England, Europe and even Antarctica, many of the books held in Special Collections have travelled far and wide to get here. This exhibition showcases just how far some of these books have come, based on the inscriptions and bookplates found inside their covers.
This exhibition was both physical and virtual. A selection of books were displayed broken down into geographical areas with details of the books and their origins.
The virtual exhibition featured a google map containing all the books on display, along with many others that were found during the duration of the project.
What is ProvenanceProvenance is a record of ownership, custody or location of an historical object. In the case of books, this can mean signatures or notes written in books, as well as bookplates and stamps. Learn more