Current In-House Exhibition

A Contemplative Angler

A Contemplative Angler: Selections from the Bruce P. Dancik Collection of Angling Books

Curator: Justin Hanisch

15 October 2018 — 31 January 2019

A visually-stunning display showcasing highlights from an extraordinary collection of rare books and ephemeral publications in the Bruce P. Dancik Collection of Angling Books. Many of the books held in the collection are titles of extreme rarity, often illustrated with woodcuts, copper or steel engravings, chromolithographs, and photoengravings.

The catalogue for this exhibition can be purchased in person in the Peel library for $50 (cash only) and will soon be available through University of Alberta Press and Indigo.

The Dancik Collection was donated to the library over a period of several years by Bruce Dancik, and some further book acquistions were made possible with funds generously contributed by Brenda Laishley and other donors. We invite you to support the collection.

The Peel library has offered a fascinating array of exhibitions since moving to the basement of Rutherford South in 1984. Numerous awards demonstrate that the exhibition catalogues published by Bruce Peel Special Collections are some of the best in North America. They are distributed internationally by University of Alberta Press and continue to be actively used by local researchers. For information on past exhibitions and the availability of exhibition catalogues, see Previous in-house Exhibitions.

Previous In-House Exhibitions

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