Practices for Collaborative Exhibitions

  • 20 Sep 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

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No two exhibitions are alike, especially for collaborative exhibitions. What does a collaborative exhibition look like? How does it work? What does it take to make it a successful learning experience?

Using the upcoming Oriental Institute Centennial exhibition as an example, Anne Flannery, Head of Museum Archives at the Oriental Institute, and Patti Gibbons, Head of Collection Management at the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), will lead you through their researching and collaborative process. A slideshow of past exhibitions – both physical and digital – in collaboration with staff, faculty, students, and groups at SCRC and planning documents will be presented. You will hear about the challenges and lessons gained from each experience.

Bonus: Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour at the Mansueto Library, an underground high density storage facility on campus, and see the “robots” that store archive materials and books.

Free. Registration is required by September 17, 2019.

This event is organized by Chicago Area Archivists’ Curating & Exhibitions Group. For more info, visit or email

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