The Library and BWAMM have just opened a joint exhibit called “Mountain Gifts.” This exhibit features 18 pieces of artwork that have been hidden in the Library’s Rare Books Room for over 50 years.
Preservation Librarian Beth Heller and BWAMM’s Creative Director Chris Case spent several days in the Rare Books Room searching for interesting lithographs and engravings for the exhibit. Beth performed some conservation work on each piece before Chris coordinated the framing with the Metropolitan Frame Company, a vendor who has worked with the Denver Art Museum. All of the artwork will be separately cataloged with the corresponding historical information Chris found during his research of each piece.
This exhibit would not have been possible without the generous support of an anonymous donor.
Pictured above is the oldest artifact in the exhibit—a 1642 copper engraving of the Pyrenees in the southern part of France.
Stop by to see “Mountain Gifts” and the other exhibits now on display at the American Mountaineering Center!
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