Display cases with exhibit, “James Bond, The Ornithologist and The Spy” in the Main Floor, Gallery, Old Wing of the Academic Commons. Nov. 16, 2017.
Everyone knows James Bond, a.k.a. 007, but few know the real James Bond, whom author Ian Fleming admired so much that he stole his name for his fictional character, nor the importance of Jamaica to the birth of the very British Secret Intelligence Service agent. To tell this most intriguing non-fiction tale, the exhibit brings together resources from Special Collections, particularly the Guymon Mystery and Detective Fiction Collection that boasts several 007 titles, the Moore Lab of Zoology, with bird specimens from the Caribbean, and the Cosman Shell Collection from the Biology Department.
Thanks: The exhibit is curated by Helena de Lemos (Special Collections) and John McCormack Director/Curator Moore Laboratory of Zoology, with special assistance from Joseph Schulz (Cosman Shell Collection). The event is sponsored by the Academic Commons (with thanks to Gabriela Ortega and Daniel Chamberlain) and the Committee for Intellectual Community.
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)
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