The Andrew Oliver Reading Room
Funded by a generous gift from Andrew Oliver, the Oliver Reading Room houses a portion of the Andrew Oliver Book Collection for Classical and Near Eastern Studies, a robust and interdisciplinary collection of materials relating to ancient Greece, Rome, the Near East, ancient art, and archaeology.
Given in memory of Mr. Oliver’s wife, Diana Buitron-Oliver, a distinguished archaeologist, the collection was assembled by the couple to support their own research and writing projects.
The Oliver Reading Room, in Gelman 609, is a multipurpose space. It is utilized as a classroom, with priority scheduling granted to classes that relate to the Oliver Collection. When not scheduled for classes, the Oliver Reading Room is available as a collaborative study space and reading room for students and researchers. Special events will also be held in the space.
Andrew Oliver holds an AB from Harvard University and an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He has held curatorial and directorial positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the John D. Rockefeller, III Fund, the Textile Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently a member of the GW Libraries Development Advisory Council.