Library Exhibits

  1. Policy Statement
    1. The Drew University Library exhibit program reflects the scholarly, historical, social and cultural concerns of the university, and promotes interest in and use of collections, archives, rare books, manuscripts, and services. In addition to exhibits curated and produced by library staff, the Library welcomes proposals for use of display space in the Library Lobby by exhibitors from the campus or community, subject to the terms of this policy and associated procedures
  2. Purpose
    1. The Library may not be able to accommodate all exhibit requests because of space and scheduling limitations.However, the Library reserves the right to maintain discretion concerning the exhibit content and may request a preview of the material.
  3. Audience
    1. All members of the Drew community. 
  4. Guidelines and Procedures
    1. Exhibit Proposal and Display Agreement 
      1. The following information is required when proposing an exhibit: 
        1. Proposed Exhibit Dates 
        2. Title of Exhibit 
        3. Brief Description 
        4. Installation & Removal Dates 
        5. Sponsoring Organization, Representative, and contact information 
        6. Confirmation that the person submitting the proposal has read and accepted all conditions for exhibiting material in the Drew University Library:
          The Drew University Library cannot assume any responsibility for theft of, or damage to, exhibit materials in the lobby area. Exhibit sponsors are cautioned that the lobby area is subject to both ultraviolet and infrared (heat) transmission which may cause damage to materials placed on exhibit. 
    2. Mounting Exhibits
      1. Exhibitors are responsible for mounting approved displays in accordance with the following guidelines:
      2. The exhibit space houses four flat, glass display cases (approx. 56″ x 27″), with some degree of UV protection. A 12’6″ brick wall anchors the space, which is flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows. Three vertical panels (width 56″; height, 58″) may also be used, providing six surfaces to hang or attach materials.
      3. Exhibitors are encouraged to plan their display well in advance by inspecting the display facilities prior to installation. 
      4. For further information about scheduling or mounting an exhibit, please contact the Special Collections and University Archives department at speccol@drew.edu
  5. Contacts
    1. The following Office/Administrator can address questions regarding this Policy:
      1. Office of the University Library Director, Elizabeth Leonard, (973) 408-3322, eleonard@drew.edu

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