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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lost & Found Exhibition Event
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Lecture Hall

PechaKucha: 20 Images x 20 Seconds on "Found Things"

Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," PechaKucha is a presentation methodology based on a simple idea: 20 images discussed for 20 seconds (or less) each—a format that keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Devised in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for designers to network and show their work in public, PechaKucha has gone global, with events happening in cities around the world. Lost & Found exhibition team members will participate in this phenomenon by sharing their own personal collections. Come see what it's all about!


Lost & Found
Monday, February 27, 2012 — Saturday, August 25, 2012
Place: Lobby and Exhibition Hall, Free

What do you collect and value? Lost and Found examines the constantly changing fabric of our world. Things disappear from our cultural landscape, sometimes almost without notice—signs, buildings, even towns—and others go into attics, basements, and landfills. Some are saved and carefully stored and preserved; others intentionally destroyed, sometimes dramatically. Explore the spectacular destruction of archives by chance and nature, the intentional destruction of personal papers, the careful preservation of family treasures, and the assemblage of materials in a bank safe deposit.


The Forgotten War: The War of 1812
Monday, November 07, 2011 — Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Place: Lobby

The Forgotten War: The War of 1812 highlights a forthcoming digital archive of materials in the collections of the Library of Virginia that relate to the War of 1812. Selections from the archive will address Virginia's role, including the impressment of American citizens as one cause of the war, the British blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, and military engagements at Craney Island and Washington, D.C.