Use images from Special Collections to illustrate your work

Published on
November 5, 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 a lot of the images from the WUR Image Collections in your classes and publications. The images can be downloaded for free. Please be sure to check the Copyrights and licenses page when you want to use an illustration in a publication.

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 e-mail to arrange a time.