Private: Dr. Sarah Griffin
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first crewed mission to land on the Moon (20 July 1969). In celebration, the Proscholium of the Old Bodleian Library is hosting a new exhibition, ‘We Look to the Moon’ (13 July–15 September). Bringing together a selection of Moon-related exhibits from the Bodleian’s diverse holdings, from the Middle Ages onwards and from all over the world, the exhibition celebrates humanity’s study of and fascination with the Moon. For more details, see the Bodleian’s website.
Cabinet has joined the multidisciplinary team behind ‘We Look to the Moon’ – including members from the Rothermere American Institute and the Departments of Physics and Earth Sciences – to create a publicly accessible digital extension and legacy for the exhibition.
As well as providing access to the exhibition for those unable to visit the Bodleian over the Summer, Cabinet’s online exhibition presents additional information on the exhibits and related materials to encourage visitors to find out more about the objects they have viewed. The digital extension presents:
On 20 July, there will be a free and family-friendly drop in Activity day in Blackwell Hall, which will include arts and sciences talks by academics, a live printing press, arts and crafts stalls, live music, theatre, and storytelling, plus an opportunity to handle real meteorites! Space-themed dress welcome, but not essential!