Underwater explores humans, health, and science in watery spaces. Discover what voyagers encountered on the sea and how interactions in and around water have been the harbinger of health and illness across the centuries. Viewers will explore topics from sewage treatment and public health to ocean voyages and pharmaceuticals from the sea. Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health.

When: September 11, 2017 - May 18, 2018
Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 568 Diehl Hall (directions and parking), or online.
Hours: Open during regular library hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and by appointment.

Free and open to the public.

Underwater Exhibit

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Online Exhibit

Go online to explore the Underwater exhibit, with topics covering health of navigators, oceanic research and water in cities and on shores.

Announcement: Underwater

Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health. The exhibit is open September 11, 2017 through May 18, 2018 during regular library hours at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, 568 Diehl Hall.

Article: Underwater exhibit - an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes look

This September, the Wangensteen Historical Library's new Underwater Exhibit will open to the public - exploring the intersection of humans, health, and science in watery spaces. Communications Intern A’Davian Smith sits down with curators Emily Beck and Lois Hendrickson to get a behind-the-scenes look as they walk through the process of creating this exhibit.

Video Teasers:

Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health - opening September 2017 at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. The first teaser in this series was created by STEP-UP Achieve Intern, A'Davian Smith.