Vitrinekast in de Library of Science
Vitrinekast in de Library of Science

Last chance: "Women in science" exhibit in Library of Science

The exhibition "women in science" will be shown in the Library of Science at FNWI until 31 October. Manon Lambooij, history student, and Willem Halffman, scientist at FNWI (Institute of Science in Society) selected a few special books by and about women in the sciences. They also provided accompanying texts and images. The results can be seen in the two display cases in wing 4 at the Library of Science.

Next to the display case you can look at the A3-size book by Maria Sibylla Merian, Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium. This facsimile is full of beautifully drawn full-size plants and insects. Merian researched the reproduction and development of insects and painted them herself. In the display case, you can read more about Merian's life.

In addition to Willem and Manon, the selection and organization committee included Herma Cuppen (Professor FNWI - Theoretical and Computational Chemistry), Carla Rita Palmerino (Professor FFTR - History of Philosophy) and Marieke van der Eerden (information specialist UB - Library of Science). Eefje Roodenburg and Chris Dols (curators Special Collections) and Valerie Smits (management assistant) facilitated the viewing of the three books and the scans from Special Collections.

The exhibition will be on display until 31 October during Library of Science opening hours.

On behalf of the selection and organisation committee
Marieke van der Eerden
infobfac [at] (infobfac[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl)
Library Guide Science

Contact information

Team Library of Science - infobfac [at] (infobfac[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl)

Organizational unit
Library of Science