The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University Wins 2014 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Award for “Sugar and Visual Imagination in the Atlantic World, circa 1600-1850.” Curated by Dian Kriz
“This electronic exhibition engages the viewer with its subject matter, sugar, and with its pure visual beauty,” noted Williams. “Offering something different, it feels like an online exhibition and not a mere representation of a physical exhibit. Technically very well done, its navigation is excellent: it is easy to move about within the exhibition; images open quickly and expand nicely, revealing clear, sharp images. Visually beautiful, the images have been chosen with great care and with a tasteful, evocative use of color. In addition, the use of ‘subtitles’ (in red italic font) add an extra layer of curation. Combined with the very well written, interesting and knowledgeable text content, this is an aesthetically pleasing and informative exhibition.”
The url for the sugar exhibition website is: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/John_Carter_Brown_Library/sugar/index.html
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners and two honorable mentions for the The awards, funded by an endowment established by Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, editors of “American Book Prices Current,” recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North America and Caribbean institutions. Certificates will be presented to each winner at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.