This we week speak with Alex Johnston, curator of the exhibit currently on display in the Special Collections Gallery in Morris Library. Things Aren’t What They Seem: Forgeries and Deceptions from the University of Delaware Collections gathers deceptive works of art and publishing spanning over five centuries. Alex presents the fascinating stories behind several of the items on display and how the library came to hold entire collections of forged materials. The exhibit runs through December 14, 2018; the Special Collections Gallery hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, plus extended hours on Wednesdays (9am-8pm).
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About Our Guest
Alex Johnston is an Associate Librarian in the Special Collections department at the University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Library and Information Science from the same institution. Prior to coming to Delaware, he worked in the University at Buffalo’s Special Collections. His previous exhibits at the University of Delaware have covered topics such as Shakespeare, natural history, and the book arts.
Things Aren’t What They Seem online exhibit
UD Special Collections & Museums
Thomas J. Wise
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