“#BingCollects: Planet Earth,” a Binghamton University Art Museum and Special Collections pop-up project

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Now in its second year, #BingCollects is a joint pop-up exhibition project between the Binghamton University Art Museum and the Libraries’ Special Collections. It’s aimed at raising student awareness of both collections’ rich and varied holdings. The pop-ups are held in different locations throughout the year and feature objects from our collections on a common theme and sub-theme.  

This year the theme is “Planet Earth.” During the 2023-2024 academic year, we will pop up with other campus partners that have research and teaching collections which relate to our precious planet – past, present and future. 

The project is intended to meet students where they are; promote the use of our collections for research; and inspire creative endeavors via our primary sources. But, you don’t have to be a student to check out the pop-ups – everyone is invited. Be on the lookout for where #BingCollects pops up next!

The following spring 2024 pop-ups are scheduled:

Sub-theme:  Geologic Time
Date/Time:  February 13, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location:  Old Digman, 1st floor adjacent to the “Great Room”  
Campus partner:  Earth Sciences 

Sub-theme:  Local Ecosystems
Date/Time:  March 20, 2024 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  College-in-the-Woods Dining Hall, 2nd Floor
Campus partner:  Nature Preserve

Sub-theme:  Human Impact & the Anthropocene
Date/Time:  April 5, 2024 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  University Union 
Campus partner:  Public Archaeology Facility (PAF)

Sub-theme:  Geologic Time (Encore)
Date/Time:  April 29, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Bartle Breezeway 
Campus partner:  Earth Sciences 

The fall 2023 pop-ups were:

Sub-theme: Seeds of Life
Date/Time: September 29, 2023 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.   
Location: University Union, north lobby facing the Peace Quad, between Center for Civic Engagement & the Marketplace
Campus partner: Seed Library (Sustainability Hub, Science Library)

Sub-theme: Botanical Profusion
Date/Time: October 12, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon   
Location: Greenhouse, attached to Science III
Campus partner: E.W. Heier Teaching Greenhouse

Sub-theme: Decomposition and Decay
Date/Time:  November 13, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location:  Bartle Breezeway
Campus partner: Biological Sciences (mycology collections)

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Follow #BingCollects:

  • Binghamton Libraries Special Collections 𝕏 (Twitter): @bingspeccoll 
  • Binghamton University Libraries 𝕏 (Twitter) and Instagram: @bingulibraries
  • Binghamton University Art Museum 𝕏 (Twitter) and Instagram: @bingartmuseum