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Archives & Special Collections Exhibits

Guide on Past and Current Archives & Special Collections Exhibits @ the University of Pittsburgh Library System - Oakland (2020-present)

From Manuscript to Printed Page: 500 Years of Music Printing and Publishing

Date of Exhibition: Fall 2020- Summer 2021

Curator: Jim Cassaro (Head of the Theodore M. Finney Music Library)

Location:  Archives & Special Collections exhibit gallery, 3rd floor Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh 3960 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15260 

Description: Celebrating 500 Years of Music: Music printing did not begin on a large scale until the mid-15th century, when mechanical techniques for printing music were first developed. Using examples from the holdings of the Finney Music Library and Archives & Special Collections, this exhibit demonstrates the various methods of music printing and publishing from the 15th to the 21st century. 

Exhibit Photographs