Overview of Library Exhibits & Displays
The University Library (which includes James G. Leyburn Library & Telford Science Library) features many spaces 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 Elizabeth Teaff.
Physical exhibits within the University Library may have an accompanying digital exhibit. Browse online exhibits at Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library.
Exhibit & Display Calendar
Below is the calendar for current and upcoming exhibits and displays.
Hostile Terrain 94 is a global pop-up exhibit that takes a powerful look at the human cost of undocumented migration at the U.S. southern border. This installation was spearheaded by the W&L Sociology Department and facilitated by many campus units. You can learn more about this project and how you can participate at https://columns.wlu.edu/new-exhibit-illustrates-perilous-path-to-opportunity/.
Exhibit created by ARTH 398.
About ARTH 398: An exploration of the history, philosophy and practical aspects of museums. Topics of discussion include governance and administration, collections, exhibitions and education. The course alternates weekly readings and class discussion with field trips to regional museums. Requires short papers and a major project.
*Exhibit dates are subject to change.*
The University Library has developed procedures and best practices for curating/creating exhibits and displays, which are outlined in our Exhibit & Display Manual.
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