:: Recent exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries:
Wonder Bound: Rare Books on Early Museums:
"Why are centuries-old natural history books vital to scientific research? Our scientists consult early printed materials to compare historical descriptions with modern specimens. These researchers use the rare book collection of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' new Joseph F. Cullman, 3rd, Library of Natural History."
"The Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas," a new Smithsonian Libraries exhibition, demonstrates how the world suddenly became smaller 150 years ago when a telegraph cable laid under water in the English Channel opened communications between England and France."