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Cabinet Exhibition

1 April – 18 September 2015
The cabinet exhibition in front of the Reading Room Music, Maps and Images introduces plans, projects and perspectives concerning the building of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, which were abandoned or not realized as originally planned. You are cordially invited to try out the thought experiment of the imagined buildings, wondering: "What if...?"
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Small Cabinet Exhibition

9 February – 17 April 2015
From the series "kOSTproben"
In the entrance area of the East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room, a small cabinet exhibition has been organised on the topic of "Dervishes and dervish orders in the late Ottoman empire", forming part of the series "kOSTproben" (samples from the east). It casts a light on the mystical movement in the late Ottoman empire, dervishes, dervish orders and dervish convents.
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Exhibition

19/11/2014 – 1/3/2015
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. Two items on loan from the State Library of Berlin – Prussian Cultural Heritage and from a private collection complement the presentation by central biographic sources.
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Exhibition

16/9-25/10/2013
The rich holdings of the Bavarian State Library comprise many precious manuscripts with exceptional painted decoration from the collections of the House of Wittelsbach, which reigned in Bavaria from 1180 to 1918. On the occasion of two international conferences, a selection of twenty-four outstanding items will be displayed by the Library in the early summer and autumn of 2013.
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Exhibition

18 July to 30 August 2013
From 18 July to 30 August 2013, on the occasion of the 21st congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT), the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents in its treasure vault 31 selected, high-ranking, internationally unique or collection-formative manuscripts and printed works from the area of the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament.
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Exhibition

17/6-10/7/2013
The rich holdings of the Bavarian State Library comprise many precious manuscripts with exceptional painted decoration from the collections of the House of Wittelsbach, which reigned in Bavaria from 1180 to 1918. On the occasion of two international conferences, a selection of twenty-four outstanding items will be displayed by the Library in the early summer and autumn of 2013.
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Exhibition

15/03–28/05/2013
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents an exhibition about the years the composer spent in Munich, which centred around the première of the musical drama Tristan and Isolde in the Royal Court and National Theatre.
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Cabinet Exhibition

Presentation from 04/03–28/09/2013
Numerous "delights" in the form of richly illustrated works, frequently coloured, visualised by original graphic techniques and printing methods, are currently presented in the hallway in front of the reading room for music, maps and images. However, the exhibition also comprises books with glued-in original photographs, special publication forms such as scrapbooks and stereo image albums and illustrated magazines. The range of topics goes from travels to faraway countries since the 18th century, on to traditional Bavarian costumes, and on to fashion and architecture of the 1920s/ 1930s.
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Exhibition

October 19, 2012 - January 13, 2013
With 72 extraordinary manuscripts from the collection of the Bavarian State Library, as well as three exceptional works from the Bamberg State Library, the Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation presents a wide overview of the earliest and most precious examples of German book illumination.
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Exhibition

15 June to 9 September 2012

Under this title the Bavarian State Library will be organising an exhibition in June 2012 and invites you to a symposium. These in-house events will be supplemented by an accompanying book and a virtual exhibition on the internet pages of the Bavarian State Library.
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