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Opening exhibition ‘A Buddha in the Backyard’ | Leiden Asia Year

26/01/2017 @ 17:00 - 18:00

A program with dance, film, music and a sneak preview of The Asian Library! The opening of the exhibition ‘A Buddha in the Backyard: Asia as a Source of Inspiration’, will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 17:00 hours at The Asian Library on the roof of the Leiden University Library on Witte Singel 27. During the opening visitors gain a sneak preview of one of the world’s leading centres expertise on Asia, The Asian Library, which officially opens its doors in September. The Leiden Asia Year celebrates this achievement.

KITLV researcher Fridus Steijlen is co-curator of this exhibition and cooperated with KITLV intern Lise Zurné on a compilation video with interviews of people from the academic world with Asian roots. The video will be displayed during the exhibition.

If you would like to attend the opening, please register at: [email protected].

(Please consider that the program of this event is in Dutch. The exhibition situated in the exhibition hall of the University Library however is in English, so please feel welcome to pass by and get inspired!).

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Leiden Asia Year


17:00 - 18:00


UB, KITLV, Leiden Asia Year
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Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden, The Asian Library
Witte Singel 26-27
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