Relocation | KITLV moves to a new building!

KITLV will move to a new building of Leiden University, the Herta Mohr Building, in the second week of May 2024.

Herta Mohr

It is the first time that a Leiden University building is named after a female scientist. Herta Mohr was born in Vienna in 1914 and moved with her parents to Leiden in the late 1930s, where she studied Egyptology at Leiden University. In Leiden she researched the mastaba (burial chapel) of the Egyptian judge and priest Hetepherakhty (c. 2400 BC) at the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities. During World War II Mohr was arrested and deported to Westerbork concentration camp in 1942 because of her Jewish origins. She died in April 1945 at the age of 30 in a concentration camp.

Humanities Campus

This is the third project in the redevelopment of the entire Humanities Campus of Leiden University. The Herta Mohr building will house a number of academic institutes and libraries that focus on different regions in the world. The institutes that will move there are:

-The African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) and the African Library
-The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
-The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS)
-The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO)
-The Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV)
-The Middle Eastern Library
-Faculty Office of the Faculty of Humanities
-The Middle Eastern Library
-Faculty Office of the Faculty of Humanities

New address

Starting from 20 May, the new visiting address of KITLV will be:

Herta Mohr building
Witte Singel 27A
2311 BG Leiden

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