Nintey-five books were added to the Library collection, 122 volumes were loaned to research libraries across North America, and more than 1,000 researchers visited the Museum Library. Additionall , Librarian Terri Sheridan gave lectures on Museum history and Edward S. Curtis to several groups including Santa Barbara Women’s Club, Santa Barbara Newcomers, and members of the Native American community.
Items from our collections were displayed in Luria Hall for reasures: Distinctive Selections, Rarely Seen. at show closed in April to make room for the installation of Grossology: e [Impolite] Science of the Human Body. Our summer show, Butterflies Alive! allowed visitors to interact with these amazing insects. Also on display were the Starrett Spheres, consisting of 47 mineral spheres, selected from Bill Starett’s collection that he donated in 1994.
e fall exhibition Romancing the Indian: e Photographs of
Edward S. Curtis, opened to glowing reviews. Curated by Librarian Terri Sheridan with assistance from Jan Timbrook and Dr. John Johnson, the show featured 95 large format photogravures from our own library holdings, original letters from Curtis, and artifacts from the Anthropology collections, including three artifacts collected by Curtis himself. Additionally, a new exhibit on the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island was installed in Gould Hall.
visitors enjoyed the revealing exhibits featured in Grossology: The [Impolite] Science of the Human Body including being scientists by identifying and placing replicas of internal organs.