NEW for 2017. Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest presents some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian Libraries’ collections and will uniquely display these treasures in 21 pairs. Be transported to a tropical forest in this new exhibition pairing up some of the Libraries’ most iconic items. Featuring lavishly illustrated natural history books alongside more familiar titles, such as Handel’s Messiah and Shakespeare’s First Folio, this fascinating exhibition brings together some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian’s collections.
Some pairs show the influence of one book on another; some explore a similar theme, evoke a particular period, or provide a visual dimension to the display; others consider the very idea of a ‘treasure’. Rare books are joined together with manuscripts while modern ephemera sit alongside 400-year-old rolls, drawing out themes and unique stories that bring the pairs together.
The exhibition itself is open to the public in the Treasury of the Weston Library (map), 18 March 2017 – 11 February 2018.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm
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