Books make friends – poster

This poster is one of the deliverables of the project with the NLN master students. All 10 projects are summarized in this poster. Credits for the production of this leaflet goes to: Tariq Heijboer & Anne van den Dool, commissioned by the National Library of The Netherlands (KB).

Book publication

KB booklaunch : : How Would You Like to Get Lampooned, My Lord?

KABK booklaunch : : How Would You Like to Get Lampooned, My Lord?

Booklaunch ‘How Would You Like To Get Lampooned, My Lord?’

December 13, 2022 @ 16:00 18:00

This afternoon the KB organizes the booklaunch of the book publication, which is created by the KABK NLN Master students. The publication is based on the Alba amicorum collection of the KB, National library of The Netherlands.

KB, National library of The Netherlands

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Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, The Hague

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Boekhorststraat 126-128 2512 CT Den Haag

Books Make Friends – The National Library of The Netherlands kicks off a second collaboration with KABK

On Monday, 21 February 2022, students from the Master Non Linear Narrative and the Bachelor Interactive / Media / Design departments of the Royal Academy of Art visited the National Library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). This day we organized a kick-off for a semester-long collaboration, during which students will research the library’s comprehensive catalogue of alba amicorum (friendship books) with a view to making these resources accessible to a wider audience (like e.g. other makers, creative users). These projects are a follow-up to the project with the KABK’s IAFD department.

The kick-off started on site, with presentations by several restoration experts. These talks were followed by a guided tour of the library’s large-scale storage depot. The program was completed by talks on user accessibility within an open digital context. In order to understand the significance of the alba amicorum collection and gain insight into how archives can function as a source of inspiration for new cultural creativity, students attended presentations by Rianne Koning, Coordinator Public Programming, Jeroen Vandommele, Curator Modern Manuscripts, Sophie Reinders, Assistant Professor at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and Dick van Dijk, Creative Director at Waag Society. 

[Photo credits: Roel Backaert]

KB depot
KB restoration atelier
Presentation by Sophie Reinders
Presentation by Dick van Dijk
Presentation by Jeroen Vandommele

KB x NLN + IMD – Kick-off

February 21, 2022 @ 12:30 17:30

Kick-off in the KB Atelier, including guided tours through the KB depots, restoration atelier and an presentation with the most wonderful alba amicora. Dick van Dijk (Waag Society) and Sophie Reinders (Neerlandica) will give presentations about Heritage in contemporary debates and female alba.

Rianne Koning

KB, National Library of The Netherlands

Prins Willem-Alexanderweg
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland 2595 BE
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