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Exhibition poster | © BSB/bavarikon

With its new virtual exhibition "Oktoberfest – History, backgrounds, highlights", bavarikon gets all fans of the "Wiesn" and everybody interested in culture and history in the mood for the 187th Munich Oktoberfest . The Internet portal of the Free State of Bavaria presents over 200 exhibits from twelve Bavarian cultural institutions, thus offering a unique digital stroll across the world’s largest fun fair – online at

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Qalamos | SBB-PK CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Qalamos, the portal for manuscripts from Asian and African scriptural tradition, starts on 28 June 2022. The portal pools the metadata and digital copies of manuscripts from this area from over 20 German institutions and makes them publicly accessible together for the first time.

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Torah edition from the personal papers of Schalom Ben-Chorin (1913 – 1999) | © BSB

A five-volume Torah edition, which was printed in Fürth between 1801 and 1803 and formerly owned by the famous Jewish Munich citizen Schalom Ben-Chorin (1913 – 1999), could now be purchased by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek to expand its collection of rare Hebrew Bavarica.

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TIP Award 2022 – The team of the prizewinning project [from left to right]: Andreas Grassl, Kay Hartel, Chris Becker, Michael Becht | © Pia Plechinger (HföD/BSB)

The virtual exhibition "Monk, rebel, librarian" has been awarded the TIP Award 2022. Realised as a practice-oriented team project of students of the University of Public Service (HfÖD) and the Bavarian Library Academy in the year 2021, the exhibition reconstructs the live and work of the library pioneer Martin Schrettinger.

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Bibliotheksmagazin 2/22

We’ll bring you the stars from the sky! The new issue of the Bibliotheksmagazin, a journal jointly published by the Berlin State Library – Prussian Cultural Heritage and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, informs about current highlights from the state libraries of Berlin and Munich.

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