Sunday School Curiosity

Sunday School Curiosity

de Appel, Prins Hendrikkade 142, Amsterdam

Ferrante Imperato, Dell'Historia Naturale, 1599. Collection Leiden University Library.

Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk

For the Sunday School on Sunday the 10th of August, dr. Anton van der Lem from University Leiden Library will highlight a piece from the Curiosity exhibition.

Speaker: Dr. Anton van der Lem, Curator Rare Books and Bibliophile Editions, Leiden University Library
With an introductory guided tour by Guus van Engelshoven, Coordinator Public Programme & Research, de Appel arts centre

During the Sunday School at de Appel arts centre, an external expert is invited to select a single work from the exhibition based on his or her interest and expertise and give a presentation about it. This presentation can take many forms: an informal conversation, a guided tour or the exhibition, or a mini-lecture.

In addition to objects and artworks from international collections, the exhibition Curiosity features pieces from Dutch collections. A woodcut by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) and several books are on display from the collection of the Leiden University Library. The books include the Sidereus Nuncias (The Starry Messenger) by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), published in 1610. This book was the first scientific work based on observations made with a telescope.

Based on the contributions from the Leiden University Library collection, Dr. Anton van der Lem, Curator Rare Books and Bibliophile Editions, will talk about new and old masterpieces from the collection. The term ‘curiosity’ forms the red thread in his story, which will be accompanied by images of coloured prints from the Observatory of Tycho Brahe and of the nature of Brazil under the reign of Johan Maurits van Nassau.

Please make a reservation in advance by sending an email to: reservation [​at​] deappel.nl
Entrance prize de Appel arts centre + 3 euro cover charge.

Curiosity – Art and the Pleasures of Knowing

affiche, 2014