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Music in the Archives

November 22, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This interactive pop-up exhibition delves into the hidden treasures of the University of Surrey Library to explore the secret worlds that live amongst its stacks and shelves.

The exhibition uses its title ‘Music in the Archives’ as a prompt to academic, librarian and archivist scholars whose research correlates with the humanities. Invited scholars at multiple career stages will contribute to this event and consider how their research intersects with ‘Discoveries and Secrets’, the theme of the Being Human Festival 2019.

A multiplicity of material, visual and auditory approaches will be used to deliver an interactive pop-up exhibition that is fully accessible and inclusive. As a safe and welcoming space, the library exhibition offers visitors an informal introduction to research while demonstrating its relevance to our day to day lives, and the importance of its real-world application without losing any of its critical potency.

Come on a journey to discover the secret worlds of archives, historical fiction, libraries, activist poetry, medieval instruments, Learning Development, Hip-Hop, gender, Cartoneras and much more.

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November 22
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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This pop-up exhibition connects academic, librarian and archivist scholarship across the humanities. Discover the secret worlds of archives; activist poetry; historical fiction; medieval instruments; Learning Development; HipHop; Cartenera, and much more, in the shared research spaces of our library
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No copyright permission required. Tryptich is sole property of Teresa Pilgrim; Rebec instrument belongs to Andrew Collet, who is a librarian and event participant, and permission to use the library as a backdrop has been granted by Caroline Thomas (Director of LLSS).


University Library, George Edwards Building, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH.
George Edwards Building, University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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