Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bavarian State Library

Due to an event the Reading Room Music, Maps and Images will be closed on 27 November 2015 at 12.30 PM.
Detail of the poster of the cabinet exhibition
Cabinet Exhibition

5 November 2015 – 8 January 2016
From the series "Musical treasures of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek"
The cabinet exhibition "1826 – 1926: A century of synagogal music in Munich. The sources of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek" shows music manuscripts, printed sheet music, portraits and further sources from the time from 1826 (opening of the synagogue in Westenrieder Strasse) to 1926 (end of the time in office and last publications of Cantor Emanuel Kirschner).

Title page of the ZfO (detail) | © Herder Institute Marburg
Digital Media

The recently launched internet site of the "Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung" (Journal for Research on East Central Europe; ZfO) permits access to a fascinating collection of articles from a broad variety of main fields of historiographical research of the East-Central European region.

Digitisation of Chinese manuscripts and prints | Foto: © BSB
Digital Media

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek owns an outstanding Chinese collection of international renown, comprising around 230,000 printed volumes and 3,000 manuscripts. The earliest works, spanning the time between the 7th and the 18th century, are being newly catalogued and digitised in their entirety with the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
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Digital Media

"History in discourse" – commenting, presenting, reviewing and researching: has recently exceeded the magical threshold of 20,000 accessible historical-scientific reviews. The platform publishes the book reviews from over 40 European journals in open-access and also offers authors the opportunity to present current publications to an extensive expert public.

Bibliotheksmagazin, detail of the cover of issue 3 | 2015

In cooperation with the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage) the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek publishes the Bibliotheksmagazin for the interested public three times per year. It features interesting reports and news from the exciting world of the two large German universal libraries.

Jürgen Diet

At the annual conference of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, Jürgen Diet, the deputy head of the Department of Music of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, has been re-elected as the President of the German IAML group for three years. The radio station SWR2 reports about this year's conference in the radio feature "Digital revolt in the sheet-music cabinet".

Josef Čapek | © Památník Karla Čapka
Small Cabinet Exhibition

1 October – 23 December 2015
From the series "kOSTproben" (samples from the East)
Josef Čapek, born in 1887 in Hronov, presumably died in mid-April 1945 during the death march from the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of his death, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek dedicates the current presentation of the series "kOSTproben" to the Czech painter, poet and author.

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