The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination
The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination was founded by inventor, entrepreneur, and TEDMED chairman/curator Jay Walker (’77) in 2002, and is located in Ridgefield, Connecticut. The 3,600 sq. ft. facility features multilevel tiers, “floating” platforms, connecting stairways, glass-paneled bridges, dynamic lighting and music, and specially commissioned artworks celebrate major achievements in the history of human invention. Invited guests to the Walker Library range from schoolchildren to business leaders, government officials and scholars, as well as librarians from around the world.
“Collecting Imagination: Treasures from the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination” will be on view from June 7, 2012, until October 29, 2012, in the Hirshland Exhibition Gallery, level 2B Carl A. Kroch Library.
The Carl A. Kroch Library is located on the Cornell University campus [view an official campus map]; access is through Olin Library. More information for visitors, including gallery hours, is available here.
This exhibition was created by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Exhibition CuratorJay Walker
Exhibition Project ManagerJillian Piccirilli
Exhibition CoordinatorEisha Prather
Exhibition ManagementKatherine Reagan
Graphic Design, Web Design & DevelopmentKenneth Williams
App Graphic Design & DevelopmentMike Patterson, Wayne Bryant, Eric Sinkovits
Exhibition Preparation and ConservationCornell University Library Department of Preservation and Collection Maintenance: Michele Brown, Roger Clearwater, Pat Fox, Michele Hamill, and Joan M. Brink
Events Management & PublicityC.J. Lance, Gwen Glazer, Lynn Bertoia, Carla DeMello
Digital Imaging and SupportCornell University Library Digital Consulting and Production Services: Rhea Garen and Danielle Mericle
InstallationEvan Fay Earle and David Corson
Cornell University Library Facilities: Philip Koons, Ron Clark and Adam Spry