New Exhibit: The Material IMAGE: Microscopy in the Archive

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A new exhibit, The Material IMAGE: Microscopy in the Archive, starts April 3 and runs through the month of April in Morris Library’s First Floor Rotunda. The exhibit is a collaboration between Morris Library and SIU’s Integrated Microscopy And Graphics Expertise (IMAGE) Center, as part of  the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research’s Da Vinci Days, a celebration of SIU’s innovation and creativity. The images in the exhibit are items from the Special Collections Research Center in the library, things like a piece of film, handmade paper, or even a piece of silk, and were created using the IMAGE Center’s electron microscope.

This fascinating exhibit will be on display in the library’s first floor rotunda for the month of April, with an opening reception on Monday April 3 at 3:30pm, including a talk given by Sarah Prindle, Humanities and Fine Arts Librarian at Morris Library, and Rajesh Balaraman, PhD Candidate and Graduate Assistant at the IMAGE Center. Da Vinci Days is organized by Professor Howard D. Motyl and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

This exhibit is made possible with by the generous cooperation of the IMAGE Center’s Director, Dr. Punit Kohli, and Graduate Assistants Rajesh Balaraman, Milinda Wasala, and Nathalie Becerra. The samples were selected by the staff and faculty of Morris Library’s SCRC, including David Bond, Matt Gorzalski, Jessica Zieman, and Nicholas Guardiano. The exhibit was prepared by Morris Library’s Arts & Exhibits Committee: Sarah Prindle, David Bond, Jennifer Horton, Karen Wolf, Sharon Granderson, and Kerry Bowden, as well as Professor Howard D. Motyl, organizer of Da Vinci Days 2017.

The IMAGE Center’s work is made possible by SIU’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), Dr. Jim Garvey, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Binational Agricultural Research & Development Fund. And thank you to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) for making this exhibit possible as part of Da Vinci Days, a celebration of SIU’s innovation and creativity.   More information about this event and others is available on the Da Vinci Days website: http://davincidays.siu.edu/