News - October 11, 2012

Stone here, museum coming


The big stone that appeared recently in front of Lumen belongs to ISRIC. The object was moved from Duivendaal to the campus. The stone is a clump of bauxite from Moengo, Suriname, and was a present from the Royal Tropical Institute. Stephan Mantel from ISRIC made sure the stone was added to the list of open-air objects around the campus, making it officially a work of art. The stone will eventually be mounted next to the entrance to the new ISRIC museum; building work for the museum is due to start any day now.