We are delighted to announce the opening of the long-awaited Masterpieces II exhibition in the Main Library Exhibition Room (Ground Floor).
This is the second part of an ambitious and exciting series of exhibitions entitled Masterpieces which began in 2009 and will conclude in 2013.
In this, the second of the series, while we continue to showcase magnificent treasures held by the University's Libraries, Museums and Galleries we begin to challenge the definition of what can be described as a ‘masterpiece’. The exhibition has been arranged around three main themes: Ideas and Innovation; Technique and Execution and Creativity, Art and Design.
Some items have been included because either the idea or the concept they embody is outstanding, even though the carrier of the information, such as a book, is rather ordinary. The viewer is invited to question or contest the selections made by the curators. Should, for example, Fleming’s penicillin mould or Newton’s Principia be considered a masterpiece, and is the selection justified? The exhibits are chosen to suggest the different and changing ways in which collection items can be seen as ‘masterpieces’.
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Exhibition ends Saturday 7th July
This article was published on Nov 23, 2012