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Celebrating 100 years WUR: Illustrating science

Published on
April 25, 2018

The Library is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University with a series of blog posts. Each post features an interesting fact about WUR. The third blog highlights the role of hand-made illustrations in scientific research and publications. The illustrations are part of the Library's Image Collections.

The Image collections contain a wide variety of visuals, like drawings, maps and photographs created for and used by scientists. The blog highlights two examples.

The peat research drawings by Betje Polak

Betje Polak worked in the Netherlands East Indies from 1930 to 1954. She travelled several times to Java, Borneo and Sumatra to research peat soils.  She made 260 detailed drawings of pollen and spores during this period.

Botanical drawings, 1900-1985

The botanical drawings from the Laboratory of Plant Systematics show the artistic and technical diversity of plant and vegetable drawings by artists who worked for Wageningen University and Research from 1900 to 1985.

Do you want to read more? Go to the blog Illustrating science.

Add a new collection

Do you have a collection of images related to WUR research? Do you want to share them with a wider audience? Please contact Joke.Webbink@wur.nl, Information Specialist Collection Management, to discuss the possibilities.

From the Image Collections

Papaver Lord Lambourne / Johan Haak, 1953
Papaver Lord Lambourne / Johan Haak, 1953

Daucus carota ssp sativus Hoffm Arcangeli / Mariet de Geus
Daucus carota ssp sativus Hoffm Arcangeli / Mariet de Geus

Lathyrus Phaseolusvirus / Suzon van Bovene-Beynon
Lathyrus Phaseolusvirus / Suzon van Bovene-Beynon

Podocarpus / Betje Polak
Podocarpus / Betje Polak