Exhibitions

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 17:00 to 19:00

Interacting with Print, in collaboration with the Rare Books and Special Collections of McGill Library, launches the exhibition “Writing in Company. Forms of Collaboration in Artistic Works and Scientific Knowledge (1700-1914)” with a reception and special presentation, to be held from 5-...

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 00:00

By focusing on materials of a botanical nature, the new digital exhibition Interpersonal Botany examines how people used print to structure and mediate social relationships in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. During this period of global quest for botanical specimens and popular...

Spectators at a Print Shop, C. Bowles
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, March 30, 2012 - 17:00

Cultural Practices of Intermediality examines how print interacted with the broader media ecology between 1700 and 1900. Focusing on the area of art and the stage, the exhibition includes books, printed images, plays, librettos, musical scores, playbills, theatre programmes, caricature, printed...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 17:00

People in the World of Print examines how people interacted with print between 1700 and 1900. An explosion of print culture characterized these centuries: books, newspapers, magazines, evangelical tracts, broadsides, and printed images, along with other printed items, proliferated in...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 09:00 to Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 17:00

The nineteenth century witnessed an explosion of printed matter in Europe, as new technologies such as the steam press and new distribution infrastructures such as the railway produced and circulated printed books in unprecedented numbers. But manuscript was not simply superseded by print....

Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 09:00 to Monday, March 31, 2008 - 17:00

In his Essays on Physiognomy, Johann Caspar Lavater (1741–1801) defines physiognomy as “the Science of discovering the relation between the exterior and the interior.” The Swiss pastor proposes no less than “to decipher the original language of Nature, written on the face of Man, and on the...