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] ubn.ru.nl (infobfac[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl)
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