Paula Vermeyden Library

The Paula Vermeyden Library was formally opened yesterday in a ceremony at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. The library contains a vast selection of Icelandic as well as Dutch books and periodicals.

Ms. Vermeyden was a professor at the University of Amsterdam. She passed away in 2005 and left her library to the BFSU depaertment of European languages. The Emabssies of Iceland and Holland contributed funds to ship the books to China.

The ceremony was attended by Paula’s sister, Ms. Dok de Zwart, the Ambassador of Iceland to China, Deputy Ambassador of Holland, as well as officials from the BFSU, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture of China.



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