Special collections

The university library is the curator of unique heritage collections, documenting the history of the VU, the history of research and education at the VU and of Protestantism and other special materials. We make these collections available through e.g. LibSearch, our Image Database, Geoplaza and in exhibitions.

With the strategic programme KEA the University Library aims to catch up with the existing backlogs in collection management of heritage and special collections

Our special collections consist of:

- Academic Heritage Objects (Liselotte Neervoort)
- Maps (Lida Ruitinga)
- Art (Wende Wallert)
- Manuscripts and Early printed books (Willemien van Dijk)
- Dutch Protestant Heritage (Hans Seijlhouwer)