The cabinet presentation
In front of the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images, the Department of Music shows a cabinet presentation on watermarks in music manuscripts of the 15th and 16th century. The presentation forms the completion point of a DFG-funded cataloguing and thermography project.
Further information on the project
In addition to a brief overview of the history of papermaking, the cabinets show a multiplicity of watermarks in the context of the manuscripts. The motifs mirror the design concepts of their time and, besides indications for the historical classification of the sources, also give interesting insights into cultural-historical relationships. The exhibition also features two paper screens lent to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek by the Deutsches Museum for the duration of the cabinet presentation.
In front of the Reading Room for Music/Maps/Images (1st floor)
|Opening hours||As of 2 June 2020|
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 17:00
(closed on bank holidays)
|Admission||Admission is free.|