Exhibition: Horse Power

Published on
September 8, 2014

In October, Wageningen UR Library opens an exhibition with models, rare books and plates on the history of the (work)horse and horse breeding.

In 1879, the Wageningen University (then: Rijks Land- en Tuinbouwschool) obtained some papier-mâchémodels of Dr LTJ Auzoux (1797 -1880), a French anatomist and naturalist. Auzoux created large scale teaching models of animals and humans. Wageningen University came in the possession of a full-scale anatomical model of a stallion, and some models of different horse parts, including horse dentures and bones. The models are so precisely manufactured that they are still used in teaching today.

The horse and 40 separate horse parts have recently been restored by Elisabeth Nijhoff Asser. To celebrate this event Wageningen UR Library has created an exhibition on the history of the (work)horse and horse breeding. The exhibition includes some of the restored models as well as rare books and plates on the subject.

Exhibition opening times

October 6 -Extended until 27 March 2015

Monday to Friday, 9 am - 1 pm (in the afternoon by appointment)

Special Collections, Reading room
Forum (bldg. 102),
Droevendaalsesteeg 2,

6708 PB Wageningen

For more information and requests for group tours, please contact Special Collections at 0317-482701.