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The pop-up exhibition 'Beyond A-Z' will open on 29 September. The exhibition presents the University Library in the broadest sense of the word, taking you through treasures from our collection and the magic of searching and finding into the art of collecting and preserving. Although a major part is given over to the Library’s origins, we also show how information is collected, stored, managed and selected in the Library today. Meet our information specialists and regular visitors who highlight their favourite material from the collection and look to the future with us: from papyrus rolls to data mining. As the opening event for the exhibition, we will show the film 'The name of the Rose' on 29 September.

Event details of Beyond A-Z : A Library story with an open end
29 September 2022
19:00 -22:00
De Doelenzaal


The world-famous film 'The name of the Rose' - based on the bestseller by Umberto Ecco - stars Sean Connery as a medieval Sherlock Holmes who tries to solve a murder mystery in a monumental 14th-century library.

Frans Camphuijsen, a lecturer in Medieval History at UvA will discuss the theme of the exhibition and reflect on the historical connotations of the film.

Related events

As an extension of the pop-up exhibition, there is a public programme featuring various activities such as films from the FilmclUB’s collection. 'All the President's Men' and 'The Ninth Gate' are two examples of films which will be shown and accompanied by explanations from various UvA lecturers.

Exhibition can be seen until 2024

'Beyond A-Z' can be visited until 2024. During this period, the content of the exhibition will vary continuously, so feel free to visit more often for new inspiration!

University Library

Room De Doelenzaal

Singel 425
1012 WP Amsterdam