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Exhibit: Dickens Down-under (9/21-12/13/2012)

In this year of world-wide Dickens Celebrations, we too at Special Collections, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, are participating. On 21 September begins our “Celebrating Charles Dickens, 1812-1870: A Man of His Age”, which runs through to 13 December 2012.
Not only will the first and second edition works be on display, including those memorable images by artists who collaborated closely with Dickens, but in order to contextualise his life and works, a select number of themes that figure so strongly during the reign of Queen Victoria will be on display. They include the City of London; the poor and dispossessed; Punch; the Great Exhibition; and the Crimean War. Dickens’s enduring legacy will also feature, including those ‘down-under’ Dickens Societies.
The physical exhibition will start in the de Beer Gallery, Special Collections, 1st floor, Central University Library, on 21 September. Hours: 8.30 to 5.00 Monday to Friday. As usual, an on-line exhibition will follow.
For any further details, please contact Dr Donald Kerr, Special Collections Librarian Donald.kerr@otago.ac.nz ; phone (03) 479-8330

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