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Böhmerwald – Künstlerbuch des tschechischen Künstlers Josef Váchal | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek complements its renowned collection by two very rare works of the Czech artist Josef Váchal (1884 – 1969): "Ďáblova zahrádka, aneb přírodopis strašidel" ("The devil's garden, or the natural history of spirits") of the year 1924 and "Šumava umírající a romantická" ("Bohemian Forest dying and romantical") of 1931. The two impressive, leather-bound folio volumes are illustrated with exquisite coloured wood engravings and rank among the absolute masterpieces of Czech modern art between the two world wars.

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Bibliotheksforum Bayern, Coverausschnitt | © BSB/Bibliotheksforum Bayern

The Bibliotheksforum Bayern contains specialised articles and news informing about all areas of public and academic librarianship in Bavaria. A main focus of the current issue is on school libraries.

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Bibliotheksmagazin 2/20

The current issue of the journal Bibliotheksmagazin surely holds something for everybody – articles about famous authors, rare printed works, new collections of musicians’ personal papers or inventive artists.

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Wasserzeichen-Motiv aus dem Plakat zur Kabinettpräsentation | © BSB

As of 2 June 2020
Cabinet presentation forming part of the series “Musical treasures”
In front of the Reading Room for Music, Maps and 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.

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Fachsystematische Suche für Altertums-, Geschichts- und Musikwissenschaft sowie Ost- und Südosteuropastudien | © BSB/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

The high-quality classificatory subject indexing can now also be used in the OPACplus for thematic searches for academic literature of the past two decades in the subject fields of classical studies, studies of history, musicology and eastern and south-eastern Europe. This constitutes a substantial enhancement of subject-related search possibilities.

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