Online exhibitions

Exhibition Erasmus @ University Library

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Three times a year, a new exhibition is on display in the University Library (UL). Often based on a current topic, we showcase the collections of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet and the UL. Alongside each exhibition, an exclusive online version is produced, which can be found and viewed below.

  • Erasmus: the man, the myth, the legend, the university

    Along four thematic chapters we take a look at the life of Erasmus and discover how the university and the city relate to him over the centuries. With various special objects, original and replica, by and on Erasmus

  • Most Targeted Books

    Each year, the American Library Association releases a top-10 list of books that were the most 'controversial', often as a result of a polarized political climate. The Erasmus University Library purchased the books that were topic of debate in recent years, in celebration of the freedom to read. View this online exhibition to find out which books were targeted, and for what reasons.

  • Poetry of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet

    The Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet collections boasts over ten thousand volumes of poetry. This (Dutch language) exhibition shows a selection of our Rotterdam-based poets, as well as poetry which features Rotterdam.

  • Powema tori: to hold our language high

    In 2021, the University Library acquired a special collection of Surinamese poetry that is now part of the rich literary collection of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet. Besides the beautifully designed volumes, this exhibition also shows a number of performances. 

  • Invitation to the voyage

    At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, travelers did not bring their own camera as we do nowadays. That's why they often bought travel books about their destination to take home as a souvenir. This exhibition contains illustrated books from the collection of the Rotterdamsch Leeskabinet and the University Library, from Art Nouveau book covers to a special handmade travel guide.

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