The map of Groningen estate houses of Theodore Beckeringh

25 June 2016 to 23 October 2016

Those who are fond of the Groninger heritage undoubtedly know the map of Groningen estate houses from 1781, made by lawyer Theodore Beckeringh (1712-1790). This map is decorated with images of twenty Groningen estate houses along the edges. 

Very few people know that the map had already been completed years before, in 1767, and that the University of Groningen Library has managed to preserve a lot of very unique scrap material. The Groninger Museum has recently acquired some of the sketches Beckeringh made and will show all of these to the public in an exhibition for the first time.