Exhibition “Colourful Wageningen 750” shows the history of Wageningen and its surroundings in rare and exceptional publications, prints, maps and aerial photos from the Library’s Special Collections.
On 12 June 2013, Wageningen will celebrate 750 years of city rights. This anniversary year will be celebrated with all sorts of activities and initiatives. The Wageningen UR Library’s exhibition “Colourful Wageningen 750” in the Forum will show the history of Wageningen. Wageningen and its surroundings have a unique historical development from a fortified city to a university town.The university has also often used Wageningen as a research and educational object. This is explained in the exhibition in three themes that are designated by the colours blue for water, red for buildings and green for agriculture and nature. Blue: starting as a place to ford the Rhine, Wageningen on the water has developed into a city with a moat, a canal and a harbour. Red: the City of Wageningen simultaneously develops into a university town, a special place to live and to work. And finally Green: Wageningen in Green, the role of agriculture, landscape architecture and nature in and around the city. This development is portrayed using rare and exceptional publications, prints, maps and aerial photos from the Library’s Special Collections.
The exhibition will run from 3 June to 18 October 2013, Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm and will be held in the Reading Room of the Special Collections, Forum (bldg. 102), Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen.