Brighten up your assignments with illustrations from Special Collections

Published on
August 4, 2020

Special Collections is a real treasure trove at WUR Library. Many botanic drawings, photos and old maps have been digitised and can be found in the WUR Image Collections. Why not use them to illustrate your work?

Treasure Room

Special Collections is the treasure room of WUR Library. It holds collections of rare and old publications on agriculture, botany, livestock farming and garden architecture.

WUR Image Collections 

Many of the images have been digitised and are available online, for example in the WUR Image Collections. Be sure to take a look at the drawings of plants and insects of the renowned Maria Sybilla Merian, the historical maps and the Women, Agricultural Sciences and Wageningen collection.

You can use the images from the WUR Image Collections in your papers and assignments. Most of them can be downloaded for free.  

Jigsaw puzzles

And for weekends and rainy days we have jigsaw puzzles to help you relax! New puzzles are added regularly. 

Would you like to visit the Special Collections? We’re currently open by appointment only, but you’re always welcome to visit us. Just send an email to arrange a time. Good luck with your studies!