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The Library's new exhibitions interface features dozens of exhibitions from the mid 1990s to the present. Check back as new exhibitions are added and past exhibitions are updated and republished.

  • Tibetan Book exhibition in the Small Special Collections Library

    Spotlight: The Book in Tibet: An Exhibition of Books from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library and Alderman Library

    "The Book in Tibet" is a mini-exhibition curated by Ben Nourse with the assistance of Christie Kilby and Natasha Mikles, all current or former Ph.D. students in Tibetan studies at the University of Virginia. The exhibition is an adjunct to the Symposium on the Tibetan Book being held at U.Va. Nov. 6-8, 2014.