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The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek returns 56 unlawfully acquired books from its holdings to two institutions and one individual, thus facing up to its responsibility.

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Since the beginning of July 2017, users can suggest book acquisitions for the areas of collection emphasis of classical studies, historical studies, musicology and Russian, east and south-east European studies. We appreciate receiving your requests and indications regarding gaps in our collections, web contents of scholarly relevance and research trends and will check whether we can incorporate them in our spectrum of media and services.

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On its website, the Literature Portal Bavaria has offered a comprehensive overview of Bavaria as a country of literature, of authors and of literature events for exactly five years. On the occasion of this anniversary on 16 July 2017, we would like to present an overview of the work of the preceding years.

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Cabinet presentation of the series "Musical treasures"
17 July – 17 November 2017
On 17 July 1717, the orchestra music by George Frideric Handel, storied as the so-called "Water Music", was performed for the first time in London. At this historical event, a full-size orchestral ensemble accompanied the English King George I on a boat trip on the Tames with great success. In time for the 300th anniversary of this event, the Music Department presents a cabinet presentation with compositions inspired by rivers and seas, from the Danube to the Vltava, from the Rhine to the Isar.

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Art and culture in the 3D format: Since 2013, bavarikon has presented selected exhibits from Bavarian collections in the form of three-dimensional digital copies, thus constituting Germany's first regional portal to offer photo-realistic 3D models interactively on the Internet. Now, a new milestone has been reached. The 50th 3D model has been put online in bavarikon.

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