With pleasure the Dutch Foundation for Academic Heritage (Stichting Academisch Erfgoed, in short SAE) and Maastricht University (UM) would like to invite you to take part in the symposium and Dijksterhuis Lecture 2016. SAE is organising this event in the context of the 40th anniversary of the UM. 

On Thursday 13 October you are welcome in the ‘Hoofdwacht’, Vrijthof 25 in Maastricht. The programme starts at 14.00.


The focus of this symposium is how relatively young institutions, such as the UM, use special acquisitions and newly formed academic collections to support teaching and research.

In his Dijksterhuis Lecture Prof. Ernst Homburg of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) will specifically deal with scientific collections from the Limburg province.

The symposium is promising with contributions from Flemish and Dutch institutions, preceded by a welcome speech by Dr Nick Bos, our Vice-President of the Executive Board, also chairman of the UM Art and Heritage Commission.

Please note

  • the event is open to everyone within the UM community and inhabitants of Maastricht and surrounding areas who care for academic heritage
  • the language of communication will be Dutch
  • admission is free
  • registration is required. Please do so before 1 October 

More information about the programme and registration [in Dutch]. 

About the Dijksterhuis Lecture and SAE

The Dijksterhuis Lecture is named after the internationally renowned science historian Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis (1892-1965), who was active in the field of both natural sciences and humanities. The Dijksterhuis Lecture is an initiative of the Academic Heritage Foundation (SAE) and is organised this year for the thirteenth time. SAE aims to promote the preservation of academic collections and cultural treasures. Along with 10 other universities, Maastricht University – in particularly FASoS, the University Library and Finance department Documentation and Mail Services – participates in the SAE.


On behalf of SAE and UM, kind regards,

Ingrid M. Wijk, MSc
Maastricht University Library


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