Nederlandsche Vogelen
Nederlandsche Vogelen


Tuesday 9 January 2024, 3:30 pm - Monday 3 June 2024, 5 pm

From 9 January, Radboud Erfgoed presents a mini-exhibition on birds in and around Nijmegen in the Valkhof Museum. The presentation in the returning Radboud Erfgoed chest of drawers sheds light on birds that are disappearing, newcomers to the city and species that have adapted to bustling city life.

Birds, science and the arts

During the lockdowns, many people discovered nature in their immediate environment and with it the fascinating world of birds, their songs and their behaviour. Attention and love for birds have a rich history dating back far into the past. In the arts, winged animals symbolise freedom and joy, but also their opposite: the caged bird, sadness. Throughout the centuries, they have been studied, described and depicted. In this presentation, Radboud University shows birds in and around Nijmegen: most of them can still be spotted, others are now endangered or have even disappeared. On display are stuffed birds from the biology teaching collection as well as detailed old prints from well-known works such as the Nederlandsche Vogelen (1770-1829).

The mini-exhibition in the Radboud Heritage chest of drawers invites you to browse. You will learn more about bird research; the newcomers to the city, the endangered species and the birds that manage to adapt to their habitats. Pull open the chest of drawers and enrich your knowledge about the regional house sparrow, oystercatcher and parakeet, among others. A visit to the mini-exhibition is good preparation for the bird count at the end of January. Who knows, you might spot the real Nijmegen swift.

Cooperation between Radboud University and Valkhof Museum

Radboud University and Valkhof Museum work together on a structural basis and together contribute to the interaction between the arts and science. Through meetings, rapprochement and deeper discussions, the two institutions jointly build a bridge to society. In the recurring Radboud Erfgoed chest of drawers, the university shows museum visitors a different piece of the university's collection each time.
For this exhibition, Radboud Erfgoed is collaborating with Sovon and Healthy Landscape (Radboud University).

You can visit the mini-exhibition from 9 January to 12 May at the Valkhof Museum's temporary location at Keizer Karelplein 33.

More info
Tuesday 9 January 2024, 3:30 pm - Monday 3 June 2024, 5 pm
Valkhof Museum Nijmegen
Radboud Heritage

Zie toegangsprijzen op de website van het museum.

Studenten van de Radboud Universiteit hebben gratis toegang tot het museum.