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Hans Christian Andersen Exhibit at Library

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on May 3, 2005 - 7:37pm
Hans Christian Andersen exhibit poster

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875), Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington featured a special exhibition presenting the Danish author not only as a fairy tale writer but also as a great dramatist, novelist, poet, and travel writer who achieved fame during his life time. The exhibit consisted of a selection from the University’s Special Collections (the Elias Bredsdorff collection of Andersen’s work), including some rare nineteenth-century original editions, historical and contemporary illustrations of popular tales, foreign language translations, and photographic images of the author.

The exhibit was developed by Marianne Stecher-Hansen and Jan Henrik Krogh Nielsen.