Latest Reed Gallery exhibition opens – ‘Samuel Johnson, 1709–2009: Life & Afterlife’

August 7, 2009 at 9:35 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Exhibition, Heritage, Library_News, Recent Updates, Reed Gallery, Suggestions, Website | Leave a comment

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The latest exhibition of the Dunedin Public Libraries commemorates the birth of critic, poet, lexicographer, and larger-than-life literary personality Dr Samuel Johnson (1709–1784).

The exhibition celebrates not only his achievements, but also his continued legacy that has lasted for centuries.

Johnson, unlike a number of his contemporaries, is not just another dead writer. Three hundred years after his birth in Lichfield, England, on 18 September 1709, Johnson continues to exert a strong pull upon the mind and imagination of people such as founder of Reed Publishing and national folk icon, A. H. Reed (1875–1975).

This exhibition is part of wider Johnsonian events taking place around the world.

Curated by:

  • Anthony Tedeschi, Rare Books Librarian – Dunedin Public Libraries
  • Paul Tankard, Senior Lecturer in English – University of Otago

The Reed Gallery exhibition runs through to 1 November 2009 and is free and open to the public.

  • ‘Samuel Johnson, 1709–2009: Life & Afterlife’
  • On until 1st November 2009
  • Monday – Friday 9.30am – 8.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm
  • Reed Gallery, Floor 3
  • Dunedin City Library
  • Free

www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz – samuel johnson, 1709–2009: life & afterlife

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