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Museums, Collections & Society

Leiden and The Hague are home to many museums with large numbers of artefacts and archives. Leiden University also and the Leiden University Library also house special collections. Museums, Collections & Society stimulates research and education and raises ethical questions regarding the collections’ origin.

What do we really know about the role of artefacts in society? Or about the context in which they were collected? What journey did the artefacts make before they were exhibited? These are some of the topics that curators and other researchers investigate as part of this programme.

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