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I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.
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'Vogels' at Museum MeermannoOn October 23, G. and I went to see the exhibition 'Vogels. Duizend jaar vogels in honderden boeken' ('Birds. A thousand years of birds in hundreds of books') at Museum Meermanno.
Some of the rooms hold modern day populair books and childrens books with bird illustrations or information on birds. This shows the wide range of everything bird+book: from recipe books to guides for pigeon keepers. More interesting to me are the medieval manuscripts and other historical books. Some of those have beautiful illustrations, others illustrate the history of scientific research on birds. Books by Jacob van Maerlant, Ulisse Aldrovandi, 'Nederlandse vogelen', all giving an overview of different types of birds, with illustrations and information. But also Hendruk Werkman's 'Chassidische legenden' and other bird art. One of my favorites is Adriean Coenen's 16th century 'Visboeck'. Some of the fantastic misconceptions the older books hold about birds are quite funny from our modern day point of view.
And if you can't get enough of birds: there's a small exhibition on Donald Duck as well! You have untill January 4 to visit 'Vogels'. Yay, that was me, blogging about an exhibition before it ended! ;-)
Geplaatst op 30-11-2014.