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.
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:
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
Industry and Business Library
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: Music
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.
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
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.
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.
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.