UW News

April 29, 2005

Hans Christian Andersen exhibit planned

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875), Suzzallo Library will feature a special exhibition from May 3 to Aug. 1. Here, Andersen is presented not only as an author of fairy tales, but a dramatist, novelist, poet, and travel writer who achieved fame long before his death.

The exhibit features 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. A traveling banner exhibit from Odense City Museums in Denmark will accompany the display of selected texts from UW Special Collections Division.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.