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ZSR Painting Exhibition

The summer has begun and with the warmer weather comes a series of art exhibitions from Asolare Art Foundation. Asolare has been helping developing artists since 1997 and has held exhibits of their work from ZSR Library to Lincoln Center. The first exhibition is composed of six paintings by painter and portrait artist Gilbert Everard... more

Preservation Week 2015

Preservation Week is an annual event sponsored by ALA which is focused on bringing attention to preservation issues. This year, April 26 – May 2 has been designated as the week to celebrate and bring attention to our preservation needs. In 2004, Heritage Preservation carried out the first national survey, called the Heritage Health Index.... more

Preserving Indentures from the Dalton Family Papers

The Dalton Family Papers include materials from several generations of this family from Stokes County, NC. The Dalton Family papers are frequently used by our patrons in Special Collections. I recently encapsulated about 200 indentures in polyester (mylar) from this collection. Encapsulating a document involves creating two identically sized sheets of polyester which are attached... more

Release: From Stigma to Acceptance – Library Exhibit and Panels

An intriguing library exhibit and panel discussion will take place on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20th. Professor Lisa Blee’s class interviewed and studied recently released individuals from the criminal justice system. The exhibit features art by these individuals, as well as quotes and narratives about their experiences. The exhibit Release: From Stigma to... more

Repairing Shakespeare with a “tacket”

The Oxford English Dictionary defines a “tacket” as a nail; in later use, a small nail, a tack: a hob-nail with which the soles of shoes are studded. In the case of book preservation, a tacket is a physical connection between a loose board and the book itself with linen thread. I learned to make... more

Wake Forest Press Celebrates 40 Years

The Wake Forest University Press is celebrating its 40th year publishing contemporary Irish poetry. Over four decades WFU Press has become recognized internationally as the premier publisher of Irish poetry. A library exhibit honoring the anniversary of the WFU Press has been installed near the Starbucks entrance in ZSR Library. In 1975, Dillon Johnston, a... more

Wildlife Photography Exhibit

Working with Sandra McMullen from the Center for Global Programs and Studies and Wake Forest Freshman, Suyash Keshari, an amateur wildlife photographer from India, we installed a photography exhibit in the east side of the atrium. Suyash’s work is excellent and features many of the animals you’d see on an Indian or African safari: ostrich,... more

Preservation Training From Our Friends at UNCG

We go to training for a variety of reasons, but often because you may have good basic skills, but need to get to another level. You need someone at a higher skill level to show you the ‘tricks’ that will help you excel and help your work rise to a higher level of accomplishment. Isabella... more

Philomathesian Banner Finds a Cozy Home

In November, Claudia Walpole, a textile conservator came to ZSR Library and did a conservation assessment of our Philomathesian banner. The Philomathesians were a literary society on the old campus. Claudia discovered the banner was painted by abolitionist David Bustill Bowser (1820-1900) because she found his name was on a small shard of paint that... more

The Hope of a Thick Rope Exhibit

The Hope of a Thick Rope exhibit is an exhibit about rural China brought to ZSR by WFU student, Eagle Jin ’16. This photography exhibit focused on the social customs of the Chun’an mountainous region in China. It attempts to draw attention to the socioeconomic disparity and ecological issues on this region. The photographs are... more

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