Collecting Imagination: Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination

Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Kroch Library, Level 2B, Rare and Manuscript Collections Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Through a remarkable array of rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts from the collection of Jay ('77) and Eileen ('76, '78) Walker, this exhibition showcases imagination as a driving force throughout history and celebrates the adventure of discovery, learning, and creativity. “Collecting Imagination: Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination” features such treasures as an original Soviet Sputnik alongside a U.S. Vanguard satellite, a cuneiform cone from 2000 BC, and a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible. This exhibit marks the first time an extensive selection of objects from this unique private collection will be on public view.

Several satellite shows will be mounted on campus and in the local area, including exhibits at Mann Library, the Johnson Museum and the Tompkins County Public Library.

The Samuel L. Hirshland Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on "see more dates" at the top, for more information, or check the Library Web site for updates and Saturday hours at www.library.cornell.edu. The exhibition will be on view until October 29th, 2012.

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rareref@cornell.edu

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Donna Moore

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255-3530

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