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From Beads To Bangles: An Exhibit of World Jewelry

The Old Dominion University Libraries are featuring an exhibit of beads and jewelry from around the world, including items from Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Europe, the East and Oceania, through Aug. 14.

"From Beads to Bangles: An Exhibit of World Jewelry" is on display in the main lobby of the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library.

"During the summer, we like to do something that's not as geared toward academics," said librarian Kathryn Boone, who along with Marissa Jimenez, put together most of the exhibit. "We try to focus on something that's more geared toward a particular library staff interest."

Boone and Jimenez have also gathered and written historical information to be displayed alongside the beads in order to provide some context.

"We didn't want to just show them, we wanted to tell people about them," Boone said.

The majority of the items come from Ms Boone's own personal collection, with the exception of two strands of old African beads that were given Library staff member Sonia Yaco by her mother.

The exhibit also includes a bead history timeline, maps, books, photographs and other textual materials.

For more information, contact Boone at kboone@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: June 9, 2008

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