Learning from the Empire: Japan in the Archives of Oxford College and Emory University
On view through June 19, 2016
This exhibit showcases 19th-century Asian objects, diaries, and travel photographs from several collections held by Emory University. The objects on view include exquisite ceramics, sculptures, and photographs of dolls too fragile to be displayed, as well as rare photographs from Japan, China, and Korea.
Professor Cheryl Crowley's class of 18 students, in the Fall 2015 course “Literary and Visual Culture in Japan,” studied objects from the Oxford College Collection of Asian Artifacts to help create a finding aid for future library users. Through their research, the students discovered documents and photographs from the same period in the Rose Library and the Pitts Theology Library’s Special Collections that add context to the objects in the Oxford College Library’s collection.
The exhibit is located in the Robert W. Woodruff Library on level 3. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck (Weekdays: free after 5pm, Weekends: free). "Visitors" hours at the Robert W. Woodruff Library are posted here.
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