Library Committee Handbook

 

CHARGE & MEMBERS

 

EXHIBIT CALENDAR

 

MEETING MINUTES

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INFORMATION
FOR EXHIBITORS 


EXHIBITION REQUEST FORM

GUIDELINES
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Exhibition Supplies

Borrowing Supplies

To borrow exhibition supplies, please request keys for the exhibition supply cabinet from the secretary in Room 230 (8:00am to 4:45pm), Main Library. The cabinet is located in the basement hallway near Acquisitions and is marked with a large sign. Please return all keys promptly once you have finished.

Funding for Exhibitions

Limited financial support for mounting exhibitions (usually no more than $100 per exhibition) is available through the generous support of Dr. C. Barber Mueller through the Mueller Display Case Fund. Color and large-scale printing, display equipment, and exhibition supplies not currently offered through the Library may be funded through the Mueller Fund. All reimbursements for exhibition expenses must be accompanied by an original receipt. All supplies or equipment purchased with these funds are property of the Library and must be turned in to the Chair of the Exhibitions Committee upon the completion of the exhibition.

Read this Friendscript article about Dr. C. Barber Mueller's generous donation and his desire to honor the five University of Illinois zoology and chemistry professors who had a profound influence on his career during his undergraduate studies on our campus.

To find out more about funding for exhibitions, or to inquire about a reimbursement, please contact the Chair of the Exhibitions Committee.

Help with Exhibits

The Conservation Unit of the Library offers a number of services to assist in the preparation of exhibitions, such as creating book cradles and window mats, and encapsulating photographs and single sheets of paper. To ensure that adequate time and planning can be devoted to exhibit preparations, exhibitors requesting these services should adhere to the following guidelines:

All materials requiring custom exhibit preparation, including encapsulation, should be delivered to the Conservation Lab a minimum of two full weeks before the exhibition is to be mounted. Any special considerations (such as case size limitations, unusual mount designs) must be laid out clearly at the time of delivery in consultation with Conservation staff.

Additional time will be required if more than ten items must be prepared.

Current List of Supplies

Download a PDF version

University Library Exhibition Committee
Supply Inventory

Last updated 04/30/12

Attachment Materials

Glue sticks

4

Acid free spray adhesive

2

Poster tape

1

Mounting corners, pack

1

Tacky glue, bottle

1

Push pins/thumbtacks, plastic and aluminum

Assorted

Green tipped map tacks

Assorted

Double sided tape – ¾” (not for use on boards)

1

L pins

Assorted

Paper clips

Assorted

Small suction cup hooks

2

Small bulldog clips, assorted colors

3

Sticky tack, pack

1

Staple gun with desktop converter

2

Staples for staple gun

box

Coldmount adhesive sheets, 16x20” (not for use on boards)

100

Display Accessories

Mylar polyester strapping, assorted widths

Assorted

Polypropylene strapping, 1” roll

1

Double sided tape – ¼” for securing strapping (not for use on boards)

2

Glass weights, 2x8”

10

Glass weights, 1 ½ x 3”

6

Wire book stands, 6” tall x 5 ½” wide, assorted finishes (black, gold, and silver)

69

Wire book stands, 4” tall x 3 ½” wide, assorted finishes (black, gold, and silver)

11

Collapsible plastic easels, assorted colors

Approx. 80

Assorted Plexiglas book cradles and risers

Assorted

Black crushed velvet fabric for draping, approx. 32x64”

6

Red crushed velvet fabric for draping, approx. 32x64”

2

Navy satin fabric for draping, assorted sizes

5

Watercolor-printed polyester fabric for draping (muted colors)

5 yards x 56” wide, on bolt

Blue cotton fabric for draping

 

White cotton fabric for draping

 

Fleece fabric for draping - orange, blue, and black (in northernmost display case in NS corridor, and more yardage stored in Conservation)

Assorted

Plexiglas menu card holders, 8 ½ x 11” horizontal

3

Plexiglas menu card holders, 8 ½ x 11” vertical

3

Black painted wood wedge, approx. 10” square x 3 ½” tall

1

Linen-covered foam risers, assorted sizes

5

Cardboard boxes (to be used as risers under fabric draping)

6

Felt “bean bag” cushions, black, 9x11”

2

Black riser boxes

2

Art/Creative Supplies

Scissors

1

Decorative edge scissors

4

Markers, 10 count pack

2

Permanent marker, chisel-tip, black

1

Crayons, 96 count pack

1

Graduation supplies (bunting, etc)

 

Felt, 8 ½ x 11” sheets, assorted colors

23

Colored paper, assorted sizes and colors

Assorted

Post-It notes pad

1

Vinyl letters, mostly 6” tall

Assorted

Tools/Equipment

Tack lifter/cat’s paw

1

Staple extractor (oyster knife)

1

Needle-nose pliers

1

Office staple puller

1

Flat head screwdriver

1

Utility knives

2

Plastic saw tooth hangers

12

Small hammer

1

Tape measure

2

T-square ruler

1

Ruler

1

Glue gun

2

Glue sticks for glue gun

Approx. 40

Windex

1

Paper towel rolls

1

Additional Resources

Exhibit Labels, book by Beverly Serrell

1