As of 21 January 2019, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek shows books, maps and globes of the 16th and 17th century in the second part of its exhibition “God, the World and Bavaria”. Titled “From the Orient and the Occident”, a number of outstanding pieces are shown, such as two globes of Gerhard Mercator, the celestial atlas of Andreas Cellarius, “De Revolutionibus” of Nicolaus Copernicus and a coat of arms of Lucas Cranach the Elder.

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One hundred years ago, a revolution brought down the rule of the Wittelsbach dynasty and Kurt Eisner proclaimed the "Free State of Bavaria". On this occasion the cultural portal bavarikon presents the virtual exhibition "Revolution and Soviet Republics in Bavaria 1918/ 19". At, 90 high-carat exhibits from ten cultural institutions have been made accessible recently. The focus of the exhibition is on the events in the capital Munich. In addition, also different developments in ten further places in Franconia, Swabia and Old Bavaria are shown.

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400 square metres, 130 new workplaces, modern design and high quality of stay: On Thursday, 8 November 2018, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek inaugurates the new "Plaza" on the ground floor of the library building in Ludwigstrasse. The new space with a wide variety of workplace scenarios is the next step towards further improving services for the library users.

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