Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

Due to an event the Reading Room Music, Maps and Images
will be closed on on 30 October 2014 at 2 PM.
 
 
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)
Cabinet Exhibition

Within the framework of the series "Musical Treasures"
1 October - 14 November 2014
Josef Gabriel Rheinberger was a central personality of the music culture in Munich in the final third of the 19th century. On the occasion of his 175th anniversary, the Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has organized an exhibition in cooperation with the International Josef Gabriel Rheinberger Society and the Office of Culture of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
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Bellifortis - BSB Clm 30150
Digital Media

On more than 300 pages, the "Bellifortis" by Konrad Kyeser shows military engineering from the perspective of the middle ages, including also the first known representation of a chastity belt. The work was crafted in Bohemia between 1402 and 1405.
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Prayer book of Otto III | BSB Clm 30111
Digital Media

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has delivered further digital copies of unique books from its holdings to the World Digital Library, which are now presented online. The latest delivery comprises predominantly outstanding religious-liturgical manuscripts.
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Unknown photographer, France, Etricourt - German foot soldier between damaged or destroyed buildings, black-and-white photograph, approximately between 1916 and 1918 (detail) | Image source: German Federal Archive, image 104-0608A, Creative Commons | License: CC-BY-SA
Digital Media

A freely accessible online encyclopedia compiled by historians from over fifty countries now offers information to everybody searching for current research results about the first world war.
( Live stream of the public launch on 08/10/2014 starting at 2:30 PM)
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Image source: Personal papers of Theresa of Bavaria (1850-1925) – BSB Thereseana / 56
Digital Media

The personal papers of Theresa of Bavaria contain extensive image material on journeys of the princess made between 1871 and 1911, among other things to Tunis and Algeria via Spain and Portugal, to northern Europe, to Russia, to Brazil, to the west of South America and to Greece.
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Introductory Course for New Users
Course

The "introductory course for new users" scheduled for this Thursday (2 October 2014, 5 PM) has to be cancelled unfortunately. The next date for the evening course is 6 November 2014, 5 PM. Alternatively, you are invited to join one of the weekly introductory courses taking place on Tuesdays at 3 PM.
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Image element from the exhibition poster
Cabinet Exhibition

18 September - 7 November 2014
The works on exhibition are not only rare, some of them even one of a kind, they also convey a certain image of the culture of their time – a colourful kaleidoscope of life and culture in its fullness from the beginnings of book printing to the 21st century. The centuries-old tradition of collecting books has by no means collected dust. "There is always one more book", and the visitor is invited to take a stroll through daily life and culture since the invention of the letterpress.
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