We invite you to take a journey through a new exhibit to learn about a remarkable piece of Dartmouth’s institutional history. Next time you visit Kresge, take a few moments to view “Ghost of Dartmouth Eye Institute Past,” an exhibit in Kresge’s display case (outside the Kresge seminar room). Curated by Jingxi (Emily) Li ’14 working with Professor Richard Kremer, the exhibit showcases the scientific instruments and research apparatus remaining from this period of Dartmouth’s research history. Renowned in the 1930s-40s as a first-class research center on vision and making optical instruments, the Dartmouth Eye Institute closed its doors not long after. These objects recall the glory days of the Dartmouth Eye Institute, and illustrate the mystery that remains with unidentified objects.
The scientific instruments on display come from Dartmouth’s noted King Collection of Historic Scientific Instruments. Assembled by former Physics Professor Allen King, who died in 2003, this collection contains more than 3000 instruments dating from the 1770s through the present.
See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/kresge/about/kresge_exhibits.html for more information.