UVA Today recently ran a story on the “Eminent Miniatures” miniature book exhibition on display now in the 1st floor gallery of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. According to the article, the exhibition was timed to coincide with the Miniature Book Society’s annual meeting at the Omni Hotel on the Downtown Mall.
Founder of the society, Caroline Brandt, donated her 15,000 volume collection of miniatures to Special Collections in 2005. The society’s website identifies a miniature book as “no bigger that thee inches in width, height and thickness. The exhibition went up in early June and will run through August.
On August 25, from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the 1st floor gallery, the Special Collections library and the Virginia Center for the book will hold a family event, “Day of the Mini,” where visitors will be treated to a demonstration of a miniature printing press and invited to decorate their own mini-books.
The UVA Today article features a photo essay about the exhibition, including comments by curator Molly Schwartzburg and photos by Shane Lin, a doctoral student in the UVA Corcoran Department of History and a senior developer in the Scholars’ Lab.
See the photo essay and read the article “Small is Beautiful When It Comes to This UVA Library Exhibit” (UVA Today 8/10/2018).