Afternoon Lectures: Seeing the Forest through the Trees

Published on
January 13, 2011
As part of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Dutch Forestry Association (KNBV) and the International Year of Forests, Wageningen UR Library’s Special Collections has organised an exhibition on forest history.

We’d like to invite you to attend an afternoon of lectures and to visit the exhibition “Seeing the Forest through the Trees” on 24 February 2011. The event will start at 3 pm in room C213 in the Forum building in Wageningen.

Two half-hour lectures will be given. First, ir. Jochem Zuiderveen Borgesius will speak on Dutch forestry around 1910. Prof. Dr. Klaas Bouwer will talk on the forest history of the Southwest Veluwe. Borgesius and Brouwer are chairperson and member of the KNBV´s Committee on Forest History.

Drs. Liesbeth Missel, Wageningen UR Library´s curator, will give a short introduction to the exhibition which shows a selection of the most beautiful and most unique illustrated books and maps on trees and forests from 1500 to 1950. Attendees will have opportunity to view beautifully illustrated herbals and dendrologia from Germany and France, and a selection from the history of the Dutch forest.

Attendees may visit the exhibition before and after the lectures.
Admission is free, and coffee and tea will be served at 3 pm before the lectures.

“Seeing the Forest through the Trees” is open Monday to Friday from 9 am – 5pm until 31 March.
From 1-20 March, the exposition “Natuurlijk KEO” (Naturally KEO), artists from Ede and the surroundings, will be held in the Forum building's hall (ground floor). The theme of the exhibition is Trees and Forests.

For more information contact: Special Collections / Liesbeth Missel, tel. 0317-482701 / 0317-484546.