Collections & Exhibits

Limit to  
web exhibits  
Exhibit Thumbnail Title Locations Subjects
Exhibits
main poster.jpg The Origins of Color
The Origins of Color exhibit explores the historical and scientific development of pigments and dyes and their production and uses in both fine art as well as craft manufacture. The exhibit featured books from our collections together with mineralogical samples, vials of pigments and dyes, and various samples of textiles and other end products of color processes. We thank the John Crerar Foundation for their support of this exhibit.
Locations
The John Crerar Library
April 16 — Nov. 2, 2007
Subjects
Technology
History of Science
Art
Materials Science
Something's Brewing: The Art, Science and Technology of Beer Brewing Something's Brewing: The Art, Science and Technology of Beer Brewing
The Crerar Library exhibit, Something's Brewing: The Art, Science and Technology of Brewing, explores the development of brewing, from the ancient Sumerians' rice-based beverages to the rise and fall of the Chicago brewing industry.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
Jan. 8 — March 31, 2007
View web exhibit >>
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
Materials Science
History of Science
Technology
Photo of Conservator at Work Under Covers: The Art and Science of Book Conservation
Book Conservation is an essential component of a comprehensive program to protect and preserve library collections for current and future use by scholars. This exhibit takes a close look at the scientific aspects of conservation and the treatment of collections.
Locations
Crerar Library, 1st Floor
March 26 — Oct. 11, 2013
View web exhibit >>
Subjects
Materials Science
History of Print
Chemistry