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Exhibitions at Penn Libraries

Committee and Charge

The Exhibits Committee reviews and selects exhibition proposals for the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, which includes the Goldstein Gallery, Kamin Gallery, and Snyder-Grenader Alcove. The committee also evaluates proposals for the Departmental Libraries as well as online exhibits. When necessary, the committee helps individuals craft their proposals, provide useful feedback, and guide projects into the workflow.

Additionally, the committee approves the exhibit schedule as provided by the Director of Exhibits. 

The committee does not oversee loans or pop-up events. For those who wish to pursue these must consult guidelines listed on the Exhibitions at Penn Libraries confluence page, or contact the Director of Exhibits or Margy E. Meyerson Head of Conservation for more information.

Membership:
Approximately six library staff representing major exhibition stakeholders. Current members are permanent, except for one rotating seat representing the Departmental Libraries. The rotating seat has a term of two years.

Administrative Sponsors:
Brigitte Weinsteiger, Associate Vice Provost for Collections and Scholarly Communications
Sean Quimby, Associate University Librarian and Director of Kislak Center

Committee Chair:
Brittany Merriam

Roster:
Sean Quimby, Associate University Librarian and Director of Kislak Center
Lynne Farrington, Senior Curator, Special Collections
Patricia Guardiola, Director, Fisher Fine Arts Library
Samantha Hill, Curator of Civic Engagement
Brittany Merriam, Director of Exhibits
Nicholas Okrent, Coordinator and Librarian for Humanities Collections
Sarah Reidell, Margy E. Meyerson Head of Conservation

Ex-officio members:
Mary Ellen Burd, Director of Communications
Sam Duplessis, Director of Advancement