Exhibitions & Events

View exhibitions in the Archives & Special Collections reading room and hallway exhibit cases. Learn what’s happening in the Library now, or find out more about using our materials in the classroom.

Currently on Display

Projecting Magic

On display October 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017

An exhibit of magic lantern projectors, hand-painted, lithographic and photographic glass slides from the John Tysall Magic Lantern Collection and Lorne Shields Historical Photograph Collection, highlighting the history of early optical projection and pre-cinematic technology. The exhibit is curated by Jocelyn Oprzedek and Olivia Wong and is on display in the hallway exhibit case.



The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association collection

On display May 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association collection of School, Hospital, and Alumnae Association materials are on display in the reading room


  • Past Exhibits and Events

    Information about past exhibits and events in Archives & Special Collections.

    Where: LIB404, Ryerson Library

  • Exhibition Policies

    Interested in borrowing a book or artifact from Special Collections? Learn more about staff, student and external exhibition loan procedures.

  • Donations Policy

    Have materials you think might be of interest to us? Take a look at our policy regarding donations.