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Illustrations from Derham’s Artificial clock-maker (1734).
Special Collections is part of the campus Library By Appointment system, and we welcome your visit to consult our holdings in the […]
We join others who have encountered J. H. Brown’s Spectropia, or, Surprising spectral illusions: Showing ghosts everywhere, and of any colour in […]
The lovely exhibit Pollinators curated by Carly Sentieri has been extended through August 13 – we encourage you to come see the riches […]
We’re delighted to be one of the “destinations for exploration” in this year’s UW-Madison Science Expeditions, the annual campus-wide open house that […]
In observance of International Women’s Day, we call your attention to works on natural history by women authors included within our Cairns […]
Unseasonably warm temperatures here in Madison have recently melted what little snow we have received this season. By way of what we’re missing, […]
In honor of this weekend’s symposium “On Human Nature: Machiavelli’s Mandrake at 500,” we offer a look at the account and depiction of the […]
We continue our exploration of so-called books of secrets (secreti italiani) in the Duveen Collection, recently digitized as part of the subcollection […]
Some of the smallest treasures of the Duveen Collection of Alchemy and Early Chemistry, cataloged under the collective title of “Miscellaneous pamphlets […]
This year’s Madison Early Music Festival, with its theme “A Cabinet of Curiosities: Journey to Lübeck,” offers us the opportunity to showcase […]
In light of recent news re ports and striking video of an eruption from Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, we revisit here […]