January 27, 2022

Cambridge University Library Receives $1.2 Million Dollar Gift From Milstein Foundation

From Cambridge University:

The gift from the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation will enable the University Library to reimagine the way in which it displays its collections in both the physical and online worlds.

Officially named yesterday evening [6/20/2013] by Mr Howard P. Milstein, Chairman of the New York Private Bank and Trust, who visited Cambridge with his wife Abby and their son Michael, the exhibition space now becomes the ‘Milstein Exhibition Centre and Seminar Rooms’.

Work on transforming the Library’s ability to exhibit its collections is already under way with two new exhibition cases placed in the Entrance Hall giving visitors instant access to the UL’s collections and encouraging them to further explore the refurbished exhibition centre which also now includes ‘Turning the Pages’ technology.

University Librarian Anne Jarvis said: “The Milstein’s generous gift is of immense value to the UL as it will facilitate the sharing of the Library’s cultural and educational resources, not just with the Cambridge academic community and visitors, but with the world, through our online exhibitions. Potentially, any book, manuscript, map or photograph can become a virtual exhibit, and the Library will now be able to build a rich gallery of images to do justice to its extraordinary collections.

“The new web space will create the opportunity for the Library to offer new, dynamic and innovative ways to interpret our exhibitions which in the past few years have ranged from Siegfried Sassoon’s archives and Russian design and architecture, to our current exhibition Read All About It: Wrongdoing in Spain and England in the Long Nineteenth Century.”

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See Also: Cambridge Digital Library

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