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Take a stroll along the artworks on Wageningen Campus

Published on
November 2, 2021

Wageningen University & Research has always been interested in and committed to the visual arts. Many of the artworks on Campus relate to one or more of the domains of WUR. A number of the art objects can be seen in an online exhibition or in the WUR Image Collections. We hope you'll enjoy your online walk on Wageningen Campus.

Reclining figure by Cor van Kralingen (1963)

A reclining man examines the underside of some leaves. Known as the Reclining Figure and later as the Gleaner, this sculpture by Cor van Kralingen (1908-1977) was installed in 1963 near the Laboratory for Insecticidal Research (LIO) at Marijkeweg 22 in Wageningen. It depicts a person examining a plant for insects and diseases. In 2009, the sculpture was relocated to a different spot on Wageningen Campus: the Radix building, which is part of the Plant Sciences Group.

In the online exhibition you'll find this and 29 other stories about the artworks on Wageningen Campus. In the exhibition we have also added maps so that you can locate the objects and statues more easily.

Art on Wageningen Campus in the Image Collections

Not all Campus artworks have been added to the Image Collections yet, but we aim to complete the collection in due time. There are currently 35 art objects in the Image Collections.

No 21: Nine gates to heaven / Janneke van Dijk (2007)
No 21: Nine gates to heaven / Janneke van Dijk (2007)

The photos

The photos of the art objects were taken by Guy Ackermans. You may use the photos for non-commercial purposes. The Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC 4.0 is applicable. Please contact Guy Ackermans if you want to use a photo for other purposes.