Art and book lovers can now view Canvas Treasures that feature rare images from UBC Library’s special collections. From September 21 to October 12, 2009, a selection of these striking canvases are on display in the gallery space of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, located on level two and to the left of the Circulation Desk.
Images include details of rare medieval manuscripts, maps from the world’s first modern atlas, vintage illustrations of popular fairy tales such as Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and an illuminated 1575 Spanish Chant Manuscript that the Library recently digitized.
These images, also featured on UBC Library Vault (www.ubcvault.ca), are printed with archival-quality inks onto premium canvas using a high-resolution printing technique called giclée. The prints are then stretched and gallery-wrapped onto wooden frames. The prints feature a certificate describing the image and its source, and a plaque containing the unique story of each image. Sizes are 36’’x48’’, 48’’x60’’ and 54’’x54’’.
Proceeds from the sale of these artworks support the growth and maintenance of UBC Library Collections. For more information, please contact Manuela Boscenco at 604-827-5914 or email@example.com or Jessica Woolman at 604-827-4275 or firstname.lastname@example.org.