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Well, he sure found a creative way to stack cups. #btownmuseums #btown

Had a great trip out to the @tcsteeleshs for the monthly meeting of the Alliance of Bloomington Museums this morning. Thanks to Cate for hosting! #btownmuseums #browncountyindiana

We're looking forward to the "China Remixed" Festival in Spring 2017 hosted by @ahcouncil. They will bring more than 10 celebrated artists, musicians, scholars and writers to @iubloomington.
Photo: Visual artist Beili Liu will bring her art works to IU and have an incredible exhibit @grunwaldgallery
#btownmuseums #visitbtown

Thanks for visiting this afternoon to the participants in the NEH Summer Institute! We enjoyed sharing some great books with you. #neh #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums

Hannah Bertram, McKinney International Art & Design Resident at #IUBloomington, beautifies our courtyard walls by "excavating dust and decoration." #DustDrawing #HannahBertram #BtownMuseums

Last nights performance @grunwaldgallery - Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon here at Grunwald Gallery for First Thursdays. #indianauniversity #btownmuseums #art #music #science

The graphic design on these Bloomington High School yearbooks from the 70s is on point. #visitbtown #btownmuseums

June is #LimestoneMonth here in Bloomington, and we'll be celebrating throughout the month with historic #limestone images from the university and surrounding area.
If you've been to the @IUBloomington campus, the limestone architecture is kind of hard to miss. Maxwell Hall, constructed in 1890, is one of the oldest buildings on the Bloomington campus and housed the university's library until 1907. It also features some of the more ornate limestone features that you'll see on campus, including scroll details, lettering, gargoyles, and other carvings. Flip through to see more!
Maxwell Hall gargoyle, 1993 May. IU Archives Photograph Collection P0042046
Maxwell Hall carving detail, 1993. IU Archives Photograph Collection P0042048
Maxwell Hall, 1897 Arbutus yearbook. IU Archives Photograph Collection P0035213.
Maxwell Hall, 1941 September 22. IU Archives Photograph Collection P0035126
#indianalimestone #kindofabigdeal #iu #iubloomington #indianauniversity #indianahistory #archivesofinstagram #librariesofinstagram #btownmuseums #gargoyle #museumsrock

Head over to the Lilly Library blog to read a new post from our visiting fellow from the University of Manchester, Katherine Reed. She discusses the folk remedies she came across in the folklore field notes of former IU professor, and "father of folklore," Richard Dorson. They include: honey, scorpions, and garlic! #folklore #richarddorson #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #manchester @universityofmanchester

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Had a great trip out to the @tcsteeleshs for the monthly meeting of the Alliance of Bloomington Museums this morning. Thanks to Cate for hosting! #btownmuseums #browncountyindiana

Selected brochures from the Lynton K. Caldwell Collection of Travel Ephemera, 1940s-1980s for #LibraryGetaway - all on display now in our Americans on Vacation exhibit! Here's part of the label from Curator Erika Dowell:
"The frequency of smiling women seems designed to attract visitors and project a welcoming and safe vision of the destinations. This case presents an array of brochures from around the world featuring women, most clothed in traditional dress...One brochure stands out to anyone with the slightest feminist awareness. Poor Fiji! No one should have to be 'always smiling'"
#iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #ephemera #specialcollections #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #americansonvacation #travel #tourism

"Indulge your imagination in every possible flight." This gorgeous first edition of Pride and Prejudice [London: Printed by T. Egerton, 1813] in its original boards is one of our favorite things! Enjoy it as we celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen who died #onthisday in 1817. From the library of J. K. Lilly, Jr. With the bookplate of Jerome Kern. #JaneAusten200 #janeausten #prideandprejudice #rarebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #jeromekern #jklilly

Spotted yesterday in Head of Public Services Rebecca Baumann's Detective Fiction class - Penguin editions of Hammett, Christie, and Sayers, all in their crime fiction green covers and spines! #latergram #penguinbooks #crimefiction #dashiellhammett #agathachristie #dorothylsayers #rarebooks #paperbacks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #bookstagram #detectivefiction #teachingwithbooks @penguinbooks @penguinukbooks @penguinrandomhouse @penguinclassics

A delightful mini pop-up book for #miniaturemonday - Pepys Pops Up! "Designed, engineered, letterpress printed, assembled, and hand-bound by Maryline Poole Adams in an edition of 40 copies," this adorable volume depicts events from Samuel Pepys's famous diary. The coronation of Charles II and the Great Fire of 1666 are seen here. From the library of Ruth E. Adomeit. #rarebooks #miniaturebooks #popupbooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #ruthadomeit #samuelpepys #samuelpepysdiary #charlesiiofengland #greatfire1666 #london

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More Poe for #miniaturemonday - a mini artists' book of his 1844 short story The Premature Burial. Made by Jan and Jarmila Sobota and exhibited at the 2011 exhibition of the Miniature Book Society, our copy is 1 of 20, lettered A.P. and signed by the artists. #rarebooks #miniaturebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #edgarallanpoe #buriedalive #spooky

The graphic design on these Bloomington High School yearbooks from the 70s is on point. #visitbtown #btownmuseums

STATIONTOSTATION
Crenellated Lamp & Iso Table by Visiting 3D Fundamentals Professor Justin Bailey
@grunwaldgallery @iuartanddesign
#contemporaryart #installationart #3d #sculpture #design #btownmuseums #grunwaldgallery

Enjoy Our Village by Mary Russell Mitford for #publishersbindingthursday ! This 1893 edition published by Macmillan & Co. features 100 illustrations by Hugh Thomson accompanying Miss Mitford's literary sketches of English village life in the 1820s and 1830s. #rarebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #lovelyflowers #maryrussellmitford #womenauthors

STATIONTOSTATION
Video installation by visiting Digital Arts Professor Sarah Lasley
Just reminder that this exhibition will be on display until next Friday, July 21st.
#grunwaldgallery #installationart #digitalart #btownmuseums #contemporaryart #video
@grunwaldgallery @iuartanddesign

Americans on Vacation is the summer exhibition at the Lilly Library, curated by Associate Director & Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts Erika Dowell. Here are a few snaps of our fantastic Conservation department installing the cases with amazing items and labels. Come visit and take a #LibraryGetaway with us!! #rarebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #exhibitioninstallation #conservation #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #americansonvacation

On this #tinytuesday we're sharing the darling little diary of Lotta Lowe, a.k.a Charlotte Lowe Bryan (AB 1888, MA 1889), the wife of William Lowe Bryan, IU's longest-serving president (1902-1937). Although this Excelsior diary was printed for use in 1879, Charlotte filled its pages in 1880, when she was 12-13 years old and living in Indianapolis. Her entries are typically brief and somewhat mundane, sticking mainly to the comings and goings of family and friends.
Her entry for this day in 1880: "This afternoon I had the baby over. This evening Mr. Dickerson took Nettie & I riding & bought us some pea-nuts. Mr. Smith came over this evening. The girls came home from Pine Lakes this evening. Mable and I went down to the depot but we met them on the corner." #diaries #tinybooks #indianahistory #hoosiers #iubloomington #indianauniversity #librariesofinstagram #archivesofinstagram #btownmuseums #wholelottalowe

The Fulbright Visiting Scholars, Program for Egypt, who are at the IU School of Public Health until the end of August, enjoyed an afternoon at the Lilly Library viewing selected treasures and Islamic manuscripts. Thanks for visiting, and enjoy your stay in Bloomington! #rarebooks #manuscripts #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums @iubloomington @hermanbwells

More Poe for #miniaturemonday - a mini artists' book of his 1844 short story The Premature Burial. Made by Jan and Jarmila Sobota and exhibited at the 2011 exhibition of the Miniature Book Society, our copy is 1 of 20, lettered A.P. and signed by the artists. #rarebooks #miniaturebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #edgarallanpoe #buriedalive #spooky

Friday morning adventures with a 1798 two volume edition of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for #foreedgefriday ! Both volumes have beautiful fore-edge paintings concealed under gilding and based on Thomas Stothard's 1806 painting of the Canterbury pilgrims. The large format of the books makes them a little unwieldy - as you can see from our endeavors to snap a good photo! From the library of J. K. Lilly, Jr. #rarebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #chaucer #canterburytales #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums #severalhandsrequired

The most charming animals you'll ever meet. From The Poll-Parrot Picture Book. London and New York: George Routlege and Sons, [1871]. From Elisabeth Ball's collection of children's books. #publishersbindingthursday #specialcollections #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #bookstagram #btownmuseums #iulillylibrary #childrensbook #childrenslit #prettyparrot #elegantanimals

Selections from one wall case of our new exhibition Americans on Vacation for #LibraryGetaway in July! Stay tuned all month for more peeks at the exhibition - and some bonus vacation and travel items. #librariesofinstagram #rarebooks #specialcollections #iglibraries #vacation #travel #tourism #roadtrip #iulillylibrary #btownmuseums

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