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Exhibitions at Penn Libraries


Large interpretive exhibitions are:

  1. usually held in one of the Library's gallery spaces (Kamin, Goldstein)
  2. have a timeframe of 4-6 months
  3. may contain special collection items, circulating collection items, or items on loan from other institutions.
  4. not usually held in the summer month, due to environmental concerns for collection items.
  5. require the most planning and closely follow the exhibit workflow process.

Learn more about producing an interpretive exhibition by navigating the links to the left.

This reading from the Smithsonian is a good place to start to understand roles, responsibilities, and developing content for an exhibition.

Note: Most exhibits and pop-up events have been suspended until Spring 2022.