Judith Kaplan, Ph.D., History of Science, and guest co-curator for the exhibit “Parts and Wholes,” will offer a gallery talk in Special Collections (976 Memorial Library) this Friday.  Her talk will address the process of selecting books, periodicals, and museum specimens from Special Collections, Silver Buckle Press, the Ebling Library Historical Collections, the Zoological Museum, and the Insect Research Collection to illustrate part/whole relationships in the sciences and print culture.

One of the exhibit cases that will be addressed in this gallery talk pairs a multi-layer lift-the-flap illustration of the anatomical structure of an escargot with a decidedly oversize papier-mâché model of a May beetle, open to show its internal organs. The former, Jules Philippe Lewis Anglas’ L’escargot (anatomie et dissection): Planches coloriées à feuillets découpés et superposés (1916), is a new acquisition in Special Collections made possible by the Reeder Family Fund.

At a Glance:

  • What: Gallery Talk for “Parts & Wholes” Exhibit in Special Collections
  • When: Friday, March 8, 2013, 4:30 PM
  • Where: 976 Memorial Library (Special Collections)

“Parts and Wholes” was co-curated by Lynn Nyhart, Professor of History of Science; Judith Kaplan, recent Ph.D. from the History of Science Department; and Robin Rider, Curator of Special Collections. Exhibit installation by Judith Kaplan and Cindy Lundey, M.L.S.

The larger project has enjoyed generous support from the Anonymous Fund, the Department of the History of Science, the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

For more information (and beautiful images), visit the Special Collections blog.