Events – European Academic Heritage Day 2015


18 November 2015

The theme for 2015 is Light

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies.

One of the main research fields of physics and technology, light is actually crucial in a number of disciplines, from chemistry and natural sciences to photography, painting, cinema and the arts at large. Focusing the 2015 European Academic Heritage Day on light, Universeum encourages reflection on this multifaceted theme and invites European universities to develop the most varied initiatives around it.

 Announcement 2015  (PDF)





Sorbonne Universités


The annual Sorbonne University’s photography competition  and exhibition

Heritage enlightened

Paris – Pierre and Marie Curie University

8 September – 18 November 2015



Trinity College, Dublin


Animated light show

The lamps are going out all over Europe. We shall not see them lit again in our lifetime

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

18 November 2015

Poster (PDF)



National Museum of Scotland


Photography: A Victorian Sensation

19 June – 22 November 2015

Poster (PDF)


Université libre de Bruxelles – ULB


C’est magique! Ou pas

Network of ULB’s Museums – Ecomusée du Viroin, Treignes
15 November 2015

> (PDF)


University of Aberdeen


Exhibition Bright Ideas: The Art and Science of Light

King’s Museum
Until November 28, 2015

Poster (PDF)

Announcement (PDF)



University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


Seminar University Museums for life-long guidance to the scientific method and culture

Palazzo del Rettorato, Modena
6-7 November 2015


University of Padua



Fossils in technicolor: shedding light on the colours of ancient life
Minerals in technicolor: natural masterpieces of colors and tints

Museums of the Department of Geosciences
18-19 November 2015

Poster in English (PDF)

Poster in Italian (PDF)


Special opening of the exhibition and thematic show Light on faces

Museum of Anthropology
17 November 2015


Events Colour in Antique Art and Colours in history and history of colours: from the mineral to the pigment

Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art
18 November 2015




Conferences Animals in the dark

Museum of Zoology
18 November 2015



University of Strasbourg


Conference – workshop

Bringing Light on the Institute of Physics of the University of Strasbourg

Jardin des sciences, University of Strasbourg
18 November 2015

Poster in English (PDF)

Poster in French (PDF)


University of Athens


Event Lighting Devices before Modern Technology

Museum of Archaeology and History of Art
18 November 2015

Programme  (PDF)

Poster (PDF)


University of Vilnius


Labore et Constancia

Vilnius University Library
18 November 2015

Programme (PDF)


Medical University of Bialystok


Meeting and presentation of the book The rectors of the Medical University of Bialystok, 1950-2014

Aula Magna of the Medical University of Bialystok

18 November 2015

Poster and programme  (PDF)


University of Rennes 1


Open doors and exhibitions presenting the University’s heritage

Campus de Beaulieu, Rennes

21 November 2015

Poster  (PDF)

Programme  (PDF)