For example, permission must be sought from the appropriate copyright holder if a full length film will be shown on loop in an exhibit.
Exhibits should “reveal the sources of their viewpoint and encourage critical thinking represented by a multiplicity of voices and perspectives” (Lord & Piacente, Manual of Museum Exhibitions, 2014, p. 29).
In accordance with University policy and federal guidance, exhibits/displays should not serve as advertising for businesses or external organizations, should not promote private endeavors of library employees that could create a conflict of interest, and should not endorse or promote any particular political candidate for public office.
Suggestions for exhibits and displays will be approved via the Exhibit Coordinator (Emily Cook). Or, if housed outside of Special Collections, exhibits/displays must be approved by Tom Camden (Head of Special Collections & Archives). If a suggestion requires further deliberation, the discussion will be taken to Library Administration.
Traveling exhibits will be considered for display in the library. Many of these exhibits carry heavy fees. Those interested in hosting traveling exhibits should seek external/supplementary funding.
Large format printing will be provided gratis for one library-approved exhibit, per curator (organization, department, etc.), per year. A curator creating more than one exhibit in one year may be responsible for printing charges after his or her first exhibit.