Museums and Special Collections
The University has a large number of collections of rare books, archives, manuscripts and historical artifacts. Some of these collections are on display at the following museums:
Allard Pierson Museum
The Allard Pierson Museum has a wide collection of antiquities from the ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire.
The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam
The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam has an extensive collection of early printed books, modern special editions, manuscripts, maps and visual material such as prints, posters and photographs. There are wide-ranging collections in the fields of book history, Hebrew and Jewish studies, Protestantism, medicine and zoology.
University History Collection
The University History Collection contains objects from the fields of art and science, historical documentation and archives from the Athenaeum Illustre and the University of Amsterdam, and historical records of student life going back to the foundation of the University in 1632 right up to the present. In addition, the curator is the contact person for the faculty collections of the University.
The Computer Museum has a unique collection of historical computers and calculators.
Museum Vrolik has a collection of more than ten thousand anatomical and embryological specimen, human and animal skeletons and skulls, and anatomical models and reconstruction.