University heritage in focus
The image database of the Allard Pierson Museum and the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam shows various items such as archaeological objects, paintings, prints, photographs and posters, as well as whole books. You can search either one separate collection or both collections simultaneously.
Allard Pierson Museum
The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeology museum of the University of Amsterdam. Here the old civilisations of Ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek world, Etruria and the Roman Empire come to life again.The museum shows the significance of ancient civilizations for contemporary European culture to the widest possible interested public, on the basis of an archaeological top collection.
The material heritage of the University of Amsterdam is housed at the Special Collections. There are over a thousand sub-collections, comprising rare books, manuscripts, prints, photographs, paintings and much more. With internationally renowned collections in fields such as book history, Jewish culture, church history, cartography, literature, graphic design and zoology, this is one of the large heritage libraries in Europe.