Join us for this special tour in one of Amsterdam’s most iconic canal houses! The core collection of the library in the Embassy of the Free Mind, the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, contains c. 2300 books and 300 manuscripts from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. When we think of the Renaissance, we often think of the rediscovery of classical Antiquity, while we generally associate the Enlightenment with rational thought. But a lot more was happening at the time. The core collection throws a unique light on a vibrant spiritual tradition that continued to flourish in this period.
In this tour you will meet the books in the current exhibition and hear about the reactions they provoked. Showing original editions and manuscripts, the exhibition tells the story of outstanding collection items, which will be introduced by one of our specialists. You will also have the chance to have an in-depth chat with our specialists about the exhibition topics that interest you most and learn more about this unique collection.
The costs are 17.50 pp, ex Museum Entree. Museumkaart and ICOM are valid.
Max participants: 10
Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.