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Classic world maps from the Special Collections department of Leiden University were exhibited in the Old University Library (Oude UB) alongside works by artists engaged in 'mapping'. The works come from the collection of collector and gallery owner John Deumens.

More information (Dutch only): bezoekers.leidenuniv.nl

John Gilbert & Edmund Evans, The Pictorial Missionary Map of the World. London: James Nisbet & Co., [1861]
John Gilbert & Edmund Evans, The Pictorial Missionary Map of the World. London: James Nisbet & Co., [1861] University Library Leiden, COLLBN Port 144 N 164
Annesas Appel, Border Frequencies, 2012
Annesas Appel, Border Frequencies, 2012

Museum De Lakenhal

To prepare his installation for the Global Imaginations exhibition, Georges Adéagbo (1942, Cotonou, Benin), let himself be inspired by the city of Leiden, and especially by De Meelfabriek and the vast collection of Museum De Lakenhal. He found Lucas van Leyden’s The Last Judgement particularly inspiring. The room-filling installation Adéagbo prepared for De Meelfabriek consisted of a series of texts and reproductions of iconic works from Museum De Lakenhal’s collection made by himself and artisans from Benin. A series of found and purchased objects from flea markets in Leiden and Cotonou was also displayed, including books, paintings and textiles. Adéagbo had also prepared an additional supplementary installation in the hall of Museum De Lakenhal.

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Georges Adéagbo and his team at work in Benin
Georges Adéagbo and his team at work in Benin