9 march - 30 june 2013
Museum De Lakenhal showed, in associaton with the Leiden University Libraries, masterpieces from the treasure house of Leiden University: Special Collections. From the 9th-century Aratea codex to maps of Blaeu, drawings of Rembrandt and Goltzius and photo's made by Richard Avedon, Robert Capa and Erwin Olaf: it was the first time all of these masterpieces were on display all together.
Royal chinese stamps and prins diponegoro
The exhibition also showed the wealth and diversity of the eastern collections: Chinese printed matter with royal stamps from the 14th-century Yuan-dynasty, collections of poetry from 16th-century Persia and a drawing of prince Diponegoro of Java.
Blaeu and the VOC
Topographical maps of Blaeu and Van Keulen, VOC-maps, atlases made by Ptolemaeus and Montanus show a surprisingly clear view of the world and how people discovered, crossed and conquered it through the ages.
Cooperation Museum De Lakenhal and Leiden University
Since its founding in 1575, Leiden University is an important factor in the development and identity of Leiden. The exhibition World Treasures was the beginning of a more intensive cooperation between Museum De Lakenhal and the Leiden University Libraries.