Why contribute to the Allard Pierson?
Het Allard Pierson is the museum and the knowledge institute for the heritage collections held at the University of Amsterdam. The museum shares the collections with the public and with the world of scholarship. Spanning up to 10,000 years of cultural history, the collections take us from the Nile to the Amstel. From Egyptian mummies, Greek pottery, medieval manuscripts, key books and maps from the Golden Age and the Artis Library, to recently acquired cartoons by Peter van Straaten and the archives of Arnon Grunberg and Irma Boom. Together they constitute one of Europe’s most important academic collections in the field of heritage, providing a unique, inspiring and inexhaustible source of knowledge and stories.
As the physical expression of the institutional and scholarly history of the University of Amsterdam, the collections form part of the national and international academic infrastructure for learning and research. They are a teaching resource for children and adults, students and professionals. They are also used for research purposes by students and researchers from universities all over the world.
The Allard Pierson is an active and reliable partner for collaboration and funding. We would be more than grateful for your involvement in our activities.