Past experiences ensure future research
When cultural valuables are lost in a fire, we lose much more than just the individual objects or buildings; a part of our common history and identity is lost too. hey know this all too well at the research library of Sorø Academy.
In 1813 the main building burned to the ground, and with it all of the library’s 10,000 volumes: among them the private library of the Danish writer Ludvig Holberg and a unique collection of first editions of his works.
The Holberg collection has been largely recreated through purchases and donations from various book collectors, and the library now holds more than 100,000 volumes, letters, and a host of other irreplaceable documents.