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Merry Company: Pop-ups & Movables

Merry Company: Pop-ups & Movables

BAG Event

February 5, 2012 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Special Collections

University of Washington Libraries presents

Merry Company: Pop-up, Movable, and Toy Books, a gallery talk with collector and curator, Pamela Harer

Sunday February 5, 2012 3-5 pm

Special Collections Lobby and Reading Room

Basement, Allen Library South, University of Washington

 This is one of several presentations to complement the current exhibit in Special Collections, “Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy Books ” which features nearly 150 pieces from the collection of Pamela Harer and the UW Libraries Historical Children’s Literature Collection & the Book Arts Collection. Pamela did extensive research, produced the catalog for the show and donated nearly 100 books to Special Collections. The exhibit also contains books already held in Special Collections; many of them previous gifts from Pamela, as well as modern artists’ books.  Pamela’s talk and tour will focus on the historical materials and some modern trade books.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

This program will be a special opening of Special Collections, which is usually closed on weekends. Campus parking on Sundays is free and it is suggested you park in the Central Parking Garage under Red Square, come up in the elevator (Kane Hall) or by stairs and walk across to Suzzallo Library, entering through the main entrance facing Red Square. Walk straight through Suzzallo to Allen North and take the elevator down two floors to the Basement. First check out the books from the Exhibit right as you get off the elevators and then follow the special paper doll signs to the Special Collections Lobby and the exhibit. The SC Lobby can also be reached using the elevators in Allen Library South.

Additional events will include a lecture by book artists Julie Chen, on Sunday February 26, and Shawn Sheehy, on Thursday March 8. BAG members will receive individual announcements and details for these programs.

Get a preview of the exhibit at these sites:




The “Merry Company” exhibit can also be seen during these regular library hours:

Special Collections Lobby & Reading Room:

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am-4:45pm

Wed 10am-7:45 pm

Allen Library Balcony:

Mon-Thu 7:30am-10:00pm

Fri 7:30am-6:00 pm

Sat 1:00-5:00pm

Sun 1:00-10:00pm

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS: To request disability accommodations for this event, contact the Office of ADA Coordinator at least 10 days in advance of any event by calling 543-6450 (voice); 543-6452 (TDD); 685-3885 (FAX); access@u.washington.edu (e-mail).

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Other Images

Pop-up Minnie Mouse Pantomimic Fun Bilder aus dem Tierleben Dean's Moveable ABC Pinocchio