Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

Due to an event the Reading Room Music, Maps and Images will be closed whole-time on 3 December 2014.
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Preserve written cultural assets! An appeal from Weimar.

"The written tradition is increasingly jeopardized by neglect. A city charter, a baroque book, an old map, the photo album of an expatriate writer or a music manuscript are unique testimonials of our cultural history. We continue to need these originals, even if we have produced copies of them for the Internet."

Exhibition "Worlds of Knowledge"" | Image source and copyright: BSB/H.-R. Schulz

23 November 2014, 3 PM
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hartmann Schedel, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has arranged a cabinet exhibition displaying the specimen of the chronicle which arrived in Munich already in the 16th century, together with the library of the Schedel family. The gradual growth of the collection is reconstructed by means of stages and events in Schedel's life. We cordially invite you to take part in the public guided tours of the exhibition (in German).

Opening of a "Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies"

On 3 November 2014, the grand opening took place of a "Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies" at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek. Dr. Klaus Ceynowa, Vice Director General of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, and Dr. Tseng Shu-hsien, Director General of the National Central Library of the Republic of China (Taiwan) signed a corresponding agreement in the presence of the representative of the Taipei mission in the Federal Republic of Germany, Agnes Hwa-Yue Chen.

25th Bavarian Bibliothekstag at Rosenheim
Press Release

Press conference: 20 November 2014, 10 AM
"Libraries pay off": This is the motto of this year's librarians' conference organized by the Bavarian Library Association at the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum in Rosenheim from 20 to 21 November 2014 . For the first time in the history of this event, it takes place together with the Association Conference (Verbundkonferenz), the annual conference for academic libraries in Bavaria.

Worlds of knowledge | Image detail of the exhibition poster
Press Release

Press viewing: 18 November 2014, 11 AM
From 19 November 2014 to 1 March 2015 the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents the exhibition "Worlds of knowledge. The library and the world chronicle of the Nuremberg physician Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514)". On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Hartmann Schedel, around 40 volumes from his extensive book collection will be shown, representing one of the most important private libraries of the time.

500 years of Arabic book printing, small cabinet exhibition, detail of poster
Small Cabinet Exhibition

4 November 2014 – 30 January 2015
From the series "kOSTproben"
In the entrance area of the East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room a small cabinet exhibition is organized on the topic of "500 years of Arabic book printing", offering a representative overview of the history of Arabic book printing from the beginnings to the 19th century. The year 1514 is deemed to mark the hour of birth of Arabic book printing, when for the first time a coherent Arabic text was printed using movable types.

ViFaMusik, logo
Music Collection

A further data source in the form of the music catalogue of the Austrian National Library (ÖNB) has been included in the ViFaMusik Search (virtual subject library of musicology) since October 2014. The music collection of the Austrian National Library represents the largest music archive of Austria, and at the same time a modern scholarly library for use and the location where most valuable original music manuscripts are preserved.

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