his exhibition project is a collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, and the University Library of Maastricht University. This exhibition includes materials from Maastricht University’s Special Collections, Radboud University Nijmegen’s Special Collections and the Grimm collection in Berlin. It aims to help students and a more general public understand the unexpected connections between storytelling, language, and law in the work of the Grimm brothers.


This exhibition was designed by:

Emilie Sitzia, Associate Professor at Maastricht University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor Illustration at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Agustín Parise, Associate Professor at the Department of Foundations and methods of Law at Maastricht University's Faculty of Law

Odin Essers, Curator of Maastricht University's Special Collections at the University Library

Melissa Prinz, Volunteer and Project leader for Maastricht University's Special Collections at the University Library

and the students of the FASoS Master Arts and Heritage Kevin Strüder, Olivia Nelson, Konstantina Moula, Katja Briese, and Elena Gasparri.

The physical exhibition

takes place from September 1st 2022 until 22 December 2022.

Address: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Opening hours: 8am-7pm


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We want to thank Prof. Holger Ehrhardt who holds a special chair on the Grimm brothers at Kassel University for his precious help and input.

We also want to thank the Grimmwelt staff for their support especially Jan Sauerwald, Julia Ronge, and Claudia Roßkopf.

We want to thank Theodore for lending his voice to the stories.

Finally we want to thank our sponsors: Maastricht University's Law Science committee, University Fund Limburg/SWOL​, Maastricht University’s Art and Heritage Committee, Maastricht University Library, Maastricht University's FASoS Research Stimulation Fund (RSF), and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

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