The Netherlands Collections

The Sabinet African Archives portal currently offers an index to collections within academic institutions of South Africa. We are busy expanding this index. Sabinet also offers a hosting and digitisation solution to online collection holders to make it more discoverable to researchers globally.

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Bakker collection


The documentation donated to the library by Gerrit Bakker, a Johannesburg antiquarian bookseller, includes a vast volume of correspondence; letters from the Dutch poet and critic, Jan Greshoff, letters from…

Van Tilburg Collection


The Van Tilburg Collection is a permanent museum that comprises 17th and 18th century furniture, paintings, Delft ceramics and other works of art, and includes the largest South African collection…