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Architecture & History of Art: Displays and exhibitions

Displays and exhibitions

The Library welcomes proposals for book displays and exhibitions from current students, staff and alumni of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, at the University of Cambridge.

The primary aim of the exhibition should be to share the outputs of academic research with a wider non-specialist audience. The content may relate to art and architecture, historical, cultural, and interdisciplinary topics and those topics with a relationship to library collections are encouraged.

Exhibitions may last from 4 weeks to one full term, depending on demand for the space. Your application should state if a particular date is preferable.

The ‘call for proposals’ is now open. Members of the library committee will meet each term to consider proposals, with applicants informed of the outcome shortly after each meeting. Please fill in the exhibition proposal form and send it to .

A book voucher incentive will be awarded to students at the AHA Faculty, to compensate for your time working on the exhibition. There may also be limited funds to buy relevant books and help with printing costs. The library can assist with marketing the exhibition, for example through social media channels, newsletter and faculty mailing lists.

 About the Space

The display can be in different parts of the library, there is natural light. The library basement has limited wall space where posters can be displayed (prior consultation with library staff is needed); access to the library basement is via staircase.

There are two display cases on the ground floor (History of Art Room and Rare Books Room) which can be used to house books or objects, these are not secure, therefore we do not recommend anything of value is included in the exhibition. We recommend that proposers visit the space before submitting their application.

The library is open to members of public by appointment only, and there is card access to the building, so it may be difficult to have the display fully open to members of public.

Please forward any queries to .

Past Library exhibitions

Michaelmas 2023

"When fire un-carves and Stones are mortal too : Drawing, Photography and Architectural Reconstruction" 

by PhD students Luka Pajovic and Matthew Lloyd Roberts

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