Wisdom of Life


New! Online Exhibitions

The Robertson Davies Library has four small display cases for students in the BHPC
Collaborative Program and Massey Fellows to mount exhibitions. Visitors to Massey College
are asked to sign in and out at the Porter’s Lodge.

Current Exhibition

Travel Exhibition: Seasons & Directions. Curated by Manuela Büchting.

Previous Exhibitions

  • Disjecta membra: medieval manuscript fragments. Curated by Julia King.

  • Flora & Fauna: Nineteenth-century colour printing.
    Curated by Andreea Marin.

  • Book. Art. An exhibition showcasing books constructed by Faculty of Information students as
    their final projects for a workshop course “De/Constructing the Book”. Curated by Dr. Greta Golick.

  • Lest We Forget: Letters & Ephemera from the archive of Carl Dair.
    Curated by Kristine Tortora. (See more here and here.)

  • At the Sign of the Umber Chicken: Poole Hall Press.
    Curated by Kristine Tortora. (See more).

  • On the Fringe (and in the Margins).
    Curated by Timothy Perry for the 2015 BHPC Graduate Student Colloquium.

  • Seals of Approval: The Material Culture of Early Modern English Indentures.
    Curated by Elisa Tersigni.

  • Printing Shakespeare for the Cold War.
    Curated by Alex Somerville.

  • Stealing Time: Design Bindings and Artist’s Books.
    Curated by Don Taylor.

  • Snuff & Stuff: Fifty Years of Massey College.  (See more).
    Curated by Elisa Tersigni.

  • Sports et Divertissements.
    Curated by Andrea Stuart.

  • The Most Satisfying of Pastimes: 50 years of The Aliquando Press.
    Curated by Kristine Tortora.

  • 50 Manuscript Leaves: An exhibition of selected leaves from Otto F. Ege’s
    “Fifty original leaves from Medieval manuscripts”  (See more).
    Curated by Brian Maloney

  • Material Narratives: The Book That Was.
    Curated by Matt Schneider.

  • Fighting the Giant & Fighting Death: An Exhibition of Bible Illustrations from
    the Robertson Davies Library Collection.
    Curated by Elizabeth Klaiber.

  • Illustrating Illustration, 1733-1930.  (See more).  Curated by Jessica Duffin Wolfe.

  • Nineteenth-Century British Literary Annuals. (See more). Curated by Lindsey Eckert.

Upcoming Events

  1. Alumni / LMF BBQ

    July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  2. Labour Day

    September 4
  3. Massey Term Begins

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Cafeteria style dinner

    September 6 @ 6:00 pm
  5. College Tour

    September 6 @ 7:30 pm