Exhibition prepared by guest curator: James Delbourgo,
with assistance from Susan Danforth.


James Delbourgo was the Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library in 2001 and is currently Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. His book on Hans Sloane and early modern global collecting will be published by Penguin in the UK and Belknap/ Harvard University Press in the US and Canada in 2015. He is an advisor to “Reconstructing Sloane,” a major research collaboration on Sloane’s collections being undertaken by the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum in London. In 2012-2014, he will co-direct the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis program on “Networks of Exchange: Mobilities of Knowledge in a Globalized World.”

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