Acknowledgments

The Library is grateful to The New York Academy of Medicine for its generous loans to the exhibition; thanks, also, to an anonymous lender and to The New York Botanical Garden for lending items from their collections and for all these lenders' permission to include images of loaned items in this virtual exhibition.

Miriam Mandelbaum and Jenny Lee, co-curators of Seeing Is Believing: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration, wish to thank the chiefs, curators, and staff of the following New York Public Library collections for their cooperation in making available materials for the exhibition and images of these items for this website:

Humanities and Social Sciences Library: Rare Books Division; Spencer Collection; Photography Collection and Print Collection of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature; Arents Tobacco Collection and Arents Collection of Books in Parts; Manuscripts and Archives Division; General Research Division; Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle; Map Division; Oriental Division; Dorot Jewish Division

Science, Industry and Business Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Music Division

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

It would be disingenuous of the curators to pretend that the exhibition, accompanying book and website for Seeing is Believing were accomplished without the unstinting support, encouragement and practical assistance of a great many people at The New York Public Library. The curators of the exhibit have been truly fortunate in that a good many members of the staff of The New York Public Library have been so generous with their support and assistance at every turn.

First and foremost, we should like to thank our colleagues in the Rare Books Division, John Rathé and Daniel Tierney. Their good humor, patience, ideas and assistance in finding just the right phrase or editing out that piece of purple prose were invaluable and much appreciated. Thanks also to William Stingone who not only put the Wheeler Collection into good order, making the process of selection much easier, but also helped make some of the early selections for the exhibit.

John Ganly and his assistant, Jack Van Bibber, were very generous with their time. Their enthusiasm and suggestions helped tremendously throughout the long process of book selection at The Science, Industry and Business Library. Thanks go also to Madeleine Cohen, Head, Information Services, and Angel Pagan, Assistant Head, Access Services, for their help.

Julia VanHaaften has been a major supporter of the exhibit from the time it was proposed over four years ago. Her staff, Sharon Frost and Devon Cummings, have been most helpful as have Roberta Waddell, Margaret Glover and Elizabeth Wyckoff of the Print Collection.

Developing the text, which has been utilized for all three projects, has been facilitated by the work of Barbara Bergeron; her task was herculean and her good humor and support much appreciated. The images for the exhibition, book, and website have been made possible because of the work of Anthony Troncale, Head of the Digital Imaging Unit, and his assistant, Danielle Mericle. The splendid graphic designs of Ann Antoshak have inspired us along the way.

For their expertise in completing the production and testing of this website, thanks to Future Phase Computer Systems. For additional advice and efforts regarding this website, thanks to Renée Roberts, Stephen T. Ruddy, Michelle Misner, and Jane Moffitt.

Our special thanks go to Jeanne Bornstein and Meg Maher, Exhibitions Research Coordinators, for invaluable assistance in formulating the intellectual concept and design of the exhibition and website and for keeping all the threads of such a complex project in hand. To Myriam de Arteni, Exhibitions Conservator, and her staff and Jean Mihich, Registrar, and her staff, especially Patrick T. Day, we also offer our great appreciation. We should also like to specially thank Barbara Suhr whose design has inspired the exhibit and the present website. She, and her installation staff, were able to take ideas and give them concrete physical form.

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