Expert Meeting: Microscopic practice and visual culture in the 17th and 18th centuries (Amsterdam, 2 November 2016)

Museum Boerhaave in Leiden and Artis Library of the University of Amsterdam organize a one-day expert meeting that addresses the practice of microscopy in the Netherlands. The period under investigation roughly covers the era between the pioneering discoveries in the second half of the seventeenth century, which established the microscope’s place in observation, and the professionalization of microscopic research associated with nineteenth century discipline formation. Read more…