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1 and 2 March 2018
A symposium will take place on 1 and 2 March 2018 at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek on the occasion of the conclusion of the project "Description and digitization of precious book covers as independent works of art" supported by the German Research Foundation. The goal of the DFG project is the development of a description standard for precious book covers, which constitute plastic objects of art and assume an exceptional position between the text-oriented collections of the libraries and the object-oriented historical art collections.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB) takes part in a project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for developing a national web portal for book manuscripts of the Middle Ages and the modern era held by German cultural institutions.

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek receives the personal papers of Anna Wimschneider (1919 – 1993) as a donation from the community of heirs, i.a. the handwritten manuscript of her autobiographic novel "Herbstmilch" ("Autumn Milk").

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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek has acquired the musical estate of the conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch (1923 – 2013). The personal papers include a large number of conductor's and pocket scores with handwritten entries by Sawallisch and sound recordings, in addition to music manuscripts of his own works.

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At an auction, which took place in Munich at the beginning of May, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek successfully acquired a large portion of the personal papers of the widely known journalist and author Gerhart Herrmann Mostar (1901 – 1973), whose professional life and work was closely connected to Munich.

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