Windows on Worlds
International Collections at Indiana University
Published by: Indiana University Press
Indiana University Bloomington houses exceptional materials from nearly every continent. Windows on Worlds: International Collections at Indiana University takes readers on a visual journey through IU's collections like never before. Ranging in works as diverse as painting, sculpture, costume, rare manuscripts, musical instruments, and much more—the museums, institutes, collections, and other holdings on IU's flagship campus provide unique engagement opportunities for students, researchers, and members of the public.
Windows on Worlds showcases the unique and unexpected items from collections across the Bloomington campus, such as the Boulle clock in the Federal Room of the Indiana Memorial Union; the Burmese headdresses in the Mathers Museum of World Culture (now the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology); the fish-shaped coffin in the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art; the rare manuscripts and puzzles of the world-famous Lilly Library; and, finally, new additions on campus like the IU Metz Carillon.
Brimming with beautiful photographs, this book offers readers insight into an extraordinary number of cultures and societies through IU's collections.
1. Daily life
3. Maps, Travel, and Exploration
Museum and Collection Bios
Photo Captions and Credits
Windows on Worlds: International Collections at Indiana University - Digital Preview
Featuring 10 chapters with over 170 pages of rich art history, this preview highlights a select portion of the first four chapters of Windows on Worlds: International Collections at Indiana University.
Windows on Worlds Virtual Book Launch June 23, 2020 - Recording
On June 23, 2020, Patrick O’Meara and Leah K. Peck had the honor of being joined in conversation with IU President Michael McRobbie and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie as they discussed their beautiful new book, which is sure to appeal to Hoosiers around the world. This is the full recording of the virtual book launch.