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Grand Opening of the Asian Library
14 September 2017  


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The Executive Board of Leiden University is pleased to invite you to attend the Grand Opening of the new Asian Library on 14 September.
The morning programme in the Pieterskerk includes a keynote speech by prominent global historian Peter Frankopan, a presentation on the Asian Library and its rich collections, musical performances, and the presentation of  Voyage of Discovery. Exploring the Collections of the Asian Library.
After a walking lunch, there will be a Tour of Asia comprising a number of events held in parallel at different locations in Leiden, including lectures, country updates, exhibitions, tours, films, music, workshops, panel discussions and much more.
At the end of the programme we will have drinks in the University Library.  
If you would like celebrate this very special day with us, please

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Detailed information about 14 September will be available shortly on the Leiden Asia Year website. The official invitation with a more detailed programme will follow in June.
We look forward to seeing you in Leiden!
With kind regards,
Prof. Carel Stolker
President and Rector Magnificus
About the Asian Library
The new Asian Library at Leiden University is a prominent international centre of expertise on Asia, containing over 30 km of unique material, including prints, manuscripts, books, magazines, newspapers, photos and maps.

The Library houses works on Asia, including the world’s largest collection on Indonesia, and the collections of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the heritage collection of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) library.
The Asian Library offers modern study, research and meeting facilities to researchers and students who are interested in Asia and the region’s position in the world.
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