Cabinets of Curiosities: Selections from the University Libraries Special Collections

The Special Collections of the University Libraries contain some unique and eclectic items. These range from an Imperial Court Robe to theatre costume illustration to artists’ books. Acquired over two centuries, the contents of these collections, a sampling of which will be featured in this exhibition, offer a glimpse into the history of the school. The Essentials of Perspective, a textbook written by Leslie W. Miller, the first principal of the Pennsylvania Museum & School of Industrial Art, is on display, as is Floricultural Cabinet, an example of a mid-19th century magazine used at a time when plant analysis was taught.

Thru October 15 in the President’s Office gallery – 320 South Broad Street


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