Thursday, July 19, 2012

In the News: 'An Imaginary Arctic' Exhibit at Hatcher Library


As well as featuring the Clements' own exhibit, Murder Most Foul, the University Record has highlighted another excellent presentation that draws from our materials.

Recent Community High School Grad Melanie Langa worked for four years on an independent study project in cartography, inspired by her former teacher Mary Pedley, then adjunct assistant curator of maps at the Clements Library. The culmination of Langa's project is 'An Imaginary Arctic: Speculative Cartography in the Search for the Northwest Passage,' a fascinating exhibit exploring the long search for an expedient Atlantic trade route between Europe and Asia, brings in materials from our collection as well as from the university's graduate library, and is on display at the new Stephen S. Clark Library for Maps, inside of the Hatcher Library, through the end of July.

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