Windows on Worlds: International Collections at Indiana University
Indiana University Bloomington houses exceptional materials from nearly every continent. Windows on Worlds: International Collections at Indiana University takes readers on a visual journey through IU's collections like never before. Ranging in works as diverse as painting, sculpture, costume, rare manuscripts, musical instruments, and much more--the museums, institutes, collections, and other holdings on IU's flagship campus provide unique engagement opportunities for students, researchers, and members of the public.
Windows on Worlds showcases the unique and unexpected items from collections across the Bloomington campus, such as the Boulle clock in the Federal Room of the Indiana Memorial Union; the Burmese headdresses in the Mathers Museum of World Culture (now the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology); the fish-shaped coffin in the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art; the rare manuscripts and puzzles of the world-famous Lilly Library; and, finally, new additions on campus like the IU Metz Carillon.
Brimming with beautiful photographs, this book offers readers insight into an extraordinary number of cultures and societies through IU's collections.
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About the Author
Patrick O'Meara is Special Advisor to the Indiana University President, Vice President Emeritus, and Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs and Political Science. O'Meara greatly expanded the range and depth of international involvement at IU over the years, and has published extensively in global and international affairs.
Leah K. Peck worked with Patrick O'Meara while she earned her Ph.D. at Indiana University. Before coming to IU, she had several years of experience in university administration in Minnesota. Her research focuses on international development in higher education and various aspects of university internationalization efforts.