UM bachelor’s student Helen Piel won the first Jesuit Collection Thesis Competition. She was awarded the prize on 24 June at the Maastricht University Library for her excellent essay on a work of art from the Jesuit Collection – the University Library’s most influential special collection.
Piel received a certificate and a 1,000 euro cash prize. The award ceremony heralded the start of an exhibition featuring all works from the collection, on which the students have written essays. The essays were compiled into a book entitled On Expedition: Travel Books on North America, Japan and China from the Maastricht Jesuit Library, 1500-1900.
Source: Maastricht University news item (27 June 2014)