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The Bernard Reith exhibition

The Bernard Reith exhibition

An exclusive exhibition featuring the illustrious Reith Library Read More
Day Zero / Ground Zero

Day Zero / Ground Zero

Digital exhibition Read More

Special Collections news

A participant at a Spoken Word event. Poetry.

Celebrating World Poetry Day: A Timeless Art Form

Poetry should be celebrated every day because it allows one to see the world through different eyes. That's the sentiment ... Read More
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Exploring the pages: Students bring rare books to life

Student reviews about 12 captivating old books from Maastricht University’s (UM's) Special Collections have recently been published on Wikipedia ... Read More
Mathilde Docclot in UM's Special Collections

On Charles Eyck’s trail: A student’s journey from France to Maastricht

The surprising discovery of remarkable artwork in a small-town church in northern France led a young French student all the ... Read More