The European Academic Heritage Network UNIVERSEUM announces its 17th Annual Meeting. UNIVERSEUM is concerned with academic heritage in its broadest sense, including university collections, museums, archives, libraries, botanical gardens, astronomical observatories, and university buildings of historical, artistic and scientific significance.

This years meeting will be hosted by the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Participation is free of charge.

This year our theme is: ‘connecting collections’. Click here for the Book of Abstracts.

In our times, the ways of using university collections are constantly changing. It is a challenge to stimulate and increase use for contemporary research, education, representation and display. It is also a challenge to use collections across different areas (e.g. natural history collections used in humanities and social sciences, scientific instruments and illustrations used in history of design or social history, etc). Why is it this difficult and which new angles should we be considering?

Call for papers is closed. Registration is closed.

Any questions? Please contact Esther Boeles: universeum2016@gmail.com