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Opening up old books: treasure hunting in UM’s botanical archives

Opening up old books: treasure hunting in UM’s botanical archives

In January 5 students of the Maastricht Science Programme did some treasure hunting (digitally) in the historical plant books of UM’s Special Collections. In collaboration with Wikimedia Netherlands they wrote Wikipedia articles about it.

The “magic” of fairy tales

The “magic” of fairy tales

It’s the most magical time of the year again, festive poems, gingerbread cookies, decorative lighting, but also Christmas fairy tales like The Night Before Christmas. But how magical are fairy tales really…

Johanna On Expedition

Johanna On Expedition

Remember Johanna from the Johanna On Expedition vlog series? Her Bachelor thesis got featured in the 37th issue of ‘EuropeNow’, a magazine by the Council of European Studies at Columbia University!

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Myths, legends and fairy tales

From dark worlds of the occult to twisted fairy tales. Discover some of the finest works of art ever created for children’s literature.

Travels into the unknown

Explore images from our travel treasures and see how we encountered the other in former times.

Tot Maestricht

400 years of book printing in the city of Maastricht.

Our online exhibition

The Jesuits between East and West, between China and Europe


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