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Re-opening of the University Museum

07 June 2019

The UG started its 405th anniversary celebrations on Wednesday with the festive opening of the recently reorganized University Museum. It was a small festival, at which some two hundred and fifty guests admired the fabulous new anniversary exhibition entitled ‘Dead Zoo’, and another two rooms with new presentations. Visitors were also treated to ice-cream, coffee and a DJ.

Amina Helmi
Amina Helmi

The opening ceremony began with a short lecture given by Professor of Astronomy Amina Helmi. Helmi frequently hit the headlines last year, thanks to her discoveries regarding the origins of the Milky Way.

Eva Rovers
Eva Rovers

Art historian Eva Rovers introduced her own anniversary exhibition: Spaceship Earth: In the wonder rooms of science. Eva drew inspiration from the work of futurologist Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). The exhibition takes visitors on a voyage past nine curiosity cabinets, all of which give a glimpse of the minute and the massive things that go to make up our universe. Rovers also presented the book she wrote to accompany the exhibition, De rebelse held, handing the first copy to Joos Ockels, widow of the famous UG alumnus Wubbo Ockels.

The museum also boasts a new exhibition entitled Dead Zoo; amazing stuffed animals from the UG’s world-wide collection. The anatomy theatre and Aletta Jacobs room have also re-opened, with new exhibitions and many new objects. Aletta Jacobs’ original registration at the UG is on temporary exhibition.

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