Faculty Testimonials

Dartmouth faculty frequently curate exhibits to celebrate departmental milestones, to connect with Dartmouth-hosted conferences and symposia, to highlight their scholarship and the Library's specialized collections, and to feature their students' work.

A number of faculty-curated exhibits are featured below, along with reflections from the curators on the experience. To propose your idea for an exhibit, please email Laura Barrett, the director of the Library's Education & Outreach program. 

Native American Studies posterDARTMOUTH'S NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM - The First 40 Years

Brickway Gallery, May-June, 2013

I would strongly encourage any department or program to consider curating a library exhibit to celebrate an important milestone in the department/program's history and/or augment the reach of a sponsored conference.  

The staff at Baker/Berry were immensely helpful in providing expert guidance on every aspect of the curating process, including the design and production of the attractive exhibits - all done in-house!.

This is an excellent and cost-effective way to tell your story!

- Bruce Duthu, Samson Occom Professor and Chair, Native American Studies

Multiple Reflections posterMULTIPLE REFLECTIONS: REPRESENTING GRIMMS' TALES - On the Bicentennial of the First Publication of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Kinder- Und Hausmärchen

Baker Main Hall, January-March, 2013

We would do it again in a heartbeat.
Included in the display were historic drawings and texts from the College archives as well as new artworks commissioned by the Goethe Institut – San Francisco.

- Jane Carroll, Assistant Dean of the Faculty, Senior Lecturer in Art History


Berry Main Street, January-March, 2009

Dennis Grady provided outstanding technical and creative assistance with the "Sons of Dartmouth-Sons of Lwala" exhibit.

Collecting, organizing and connecting all potential components of the exhibit first was essential to maximize the impact and message.  We were fortunate to have engaging video, high quality photos, text from the development project and some interesting artifacts to stand in the display case: Kenya sculpture and important books. The Library staff pulled it all together to tell the story. After seeing all the trees,  Dennis created the forest.

- Bill Young, M.D., Active Emeritus Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Musical Thinking posterANNIVERSARIES & OPPORTUNITIES - Music Thinking at Dartmouth

Berry Main Street, May-July, 2010

It's always great when music can "come out of the closet" and have a broader exposure to the entire campus.

More faculty should do this!

- Steve Swayne, Professor and Chair, Department of Music


Baker Main Hall and Berry Main Street, January-March, 2008

The Polar Connections exhibition took advantage of our vast collection of polar materials housed in the Stefansson Collection on Polar Exploration at the Rauner Library.

It was an ambitious and rewarding project. Students and the public came away with a new sense of how deeply connected Dartmouth is with the polar regions.

- Ross Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science; Director, Institute of Arctic Studies