An Exhibition in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University.February 11 - June 30, 2013McLennan Library Building Lobby
Raymond Klibansky : The Treasures of a Prominent 20th Century Thinker's Library On Display at the Grande Bibliothèque
BAnQ invites the public to view the treasures of Raymond Klibansky’ personal library, bequeathed to McGill University. In addition to showcasing the wealth of its bibliophilic treasures, the exhibition Raymond Klibansky (1905-2005) – La bibliothèque d’un philosophe captures the essence of a thinker whose intellectual and humanist ideals left a significant mark on the 20th century. Raymond Klibansky entertained a passion for books and libraries. He believed in the vitality of ideas and that one should contribute to the democratic debate. His library exemplifies his convictions.
The Islamic Studies Library (ISL) was founded in 1952 in conjunction with the Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS). Dr. W.C. Smith, founder and first Director of the IIS sought to give greater definition to the field of Islamic studies. The library has grown from a collection of 250 books to 125,000 volumes. On display are some of the treasures from its collection and history. For example in 1959 the former President of Tunisia, Habib Bourghuiba visited the IIS and ISL and donated a Qur'ānic leaf, in 1971 the former Shah of Iran sent a personal invitation to then Director of the IIS, Dr.
Designing Doctors: An exhibition highlighting the contributions of physicians to hospital architecture at the Osler Library of the History of MedicineCurated by Prof. Annmarie Adams, Director, School of Architecture, McGill University