European Academic Heritage Day 2023

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Post-embryonic development of the silkworm (Bombyx mori). Entomological box – Zoology collection – Sorbonne Université

Share your stories on European Academic Heritage Day 2023!

For European Academic Heritage Day 2023 (Saturday 18 November) we organise the following activities: an online campaign through Instagram and Twitter, and an online afternoon coffee break to discuss your social media entries and to get together to celebrate this important day.

The Theme

To celebrate European Academic Heritage Day 2023, we ask you to demonstrate the richness and diversity of our collections, by reflecting on the theme of Change and Transformation.

You can either interpret the theme literally or metaphorically: let your inspiration run free!

How to join?

Choose one object and its photograph or video (of up to 1 min length) and create a short story about it (no more than 60 words for each). Then post this on Instagram with the hashtag #AcademicHeritageDay2023 together with the Universeum handle:

  • for Instagram: @Universeum_Network
  • for Twitter: @universeum_eu

The campaign starts on the morning of 13 November and ends on the evening of 18 November 2023.


Online European Academic Heritage Day morning coffee break

On Friday 17 November, at 13:30-15:00 am Central European Time, we invite participants for an online meeting to give a short talk about their entries for the #AcademicHeritageDay2023 campaign. Registration is not required for this event.

Zoom webinar link:


Please feel free to also invite colleagues, students, and visitors to take part in this campaign. There is no limit to the number of entries.

If you don’t have an Instagram or Twitter account and don’t have access to someone who does, please email your entry to us at, and we will share it on our socials for you.

We hope you will join us in great numbers! Happy European Academic Heritage Day!