Overview of Library Exhibits & Displays
The University Library (which includes James G. Leyburn Library & Telford Science Library) features many spaces that are perfect for housing exhibits and displays.
Guest Curate a Library Exhibit or Display
The University Library encourages W&L faculty/staff and students to submit exhibit ideas and act as guest curators of our exhibit and display spaces. Curating an exhibit in the University Library can serve as a scholarly exercise for courses or an exciting activity for campus organizations!
The library can help guest curators with the research, setup, and printing required for exhibits and displays. Additionally, the library maintains a thorough Exhibit/Display Manual to help guest curators navigate the exhibit/display creation process.
If you are interested in guest curating an exhibit or display, please contact Emily Cook, Instructional Design Specialist.
As of the summer of 2015, all physical exhibits within the University Library will have an accompanying digital exhibit. Browse online exhibits via via Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library.
Digital exhibits do not need to be tied to a physical library exhibit. If you are interested in creating a digital exhibit for a scholarly or curricular reason, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian, Alston Cobourn.
Exhibit & Display Calendar
Below is the calendar for current and upcoming exhibits and displays.
Learn more about the Senshin’an 洗心庵 Japanese Tea Room at W&L and the Japanese tea ceremony.
Student essays featured in the exhibit are from the Fall 2016 course LIT223: “Food and Tea in Japan.”
*Exhibit dates are subject to change.*
Procedures & Policies
The University Library has developed procedures and best practices for curating/creating exhibits and displays, which are outlined in our Exhibit & Display Manual.
While also included in the Exhibit & Display Manual, policies governing the curation/creation of exhibits and displays are available for review on our policies webpage.