Latest updates and information on ‘The Asian Library’ project

Leiden University is proud to announce the new website of the Asian Library: Here you can find the latest updates and information on The Asian Library project. Leiden University is about to create the Asian Library to house its world renowned and extensive Asian collections. This includes the largest collection on Indonesia worldwide and some of the foremost collections on South and Southeast Asia, China, Japan and Korea.

Among the Asian collections are:
– The Southeast Asian Collections of which the Malay-Indonesian collection takes a prominent place.
– The Collection of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies, dating back to 1851 and considered the most important collection on Indonesia worldwide.
-The Colonial Collection of the former Library of the Royal Tropical Institute, whose heritage collection can be traced back to 1777.

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