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Grand Opening Asian Library

Asian Library

The new Asian Library is an international center of expertise in which Leiden University Libraries will bring all Asian collections under one roof, and make these accessible to students, scholars and other people interested. Besides collections of books and magazines there are study areas, seminar rooms, a cinema and an Asian Garden with plants, where visitors can meet and relax. The subject librarians for Asian Studies are also housed at the Asian Library.

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Grand Opening

The Executive Board of Leiden University is pleased to invite you to attend the Grand Opening of the new Asian Library on 14 September.

The morning programme in the Pieterskerk includes a keynote speech by prominent global historian Peter Frankopan, a presentation on the Asian Library and its rich collections, musical performances, and the presentation of Voyage of Discovery. Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library.

After a walking lunch, there will be a Tour of Asia comprising a number of events held in parallel at different locations in Leiden, including lectures, country updates, exhibitions, tours, films, music, workshops, panel discussions and much more.

At the end of the programme there will be drinks in the University Library.

Registration required