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26 January - Opening exhibition A Buddha in the Backyard – Asia as a Source of Inspiration

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.

 

We have put together an interesting and varied program with the following elements:

  • Bollywood dance
  • Welcome by Kurt De Belder, Librarian of Leiden University
  • Introduction to the exhibition
  • The display of compilation video with interviews of people from the academic world with Asian roots
  • Demonstration of the martial art Jeet Kune-Do

 

The admission is free. You can sign up for the opening by sending a message to aanmelding@library.leidenuniv.nl or by calling our office on 071-527 2832.

 

(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!)