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    Bibliothèque Nationale de France - The Globes of Louis XIV - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    01 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2018    -    FRANCE , Paris
    Bibliothèque Nationale de France - The Globes of Louis XIV - Permanent Exhibition
    The Bibliothèque nationale de France presents the most spectacular items of its collection. An original setting has been chosen to enhance the beauty of the paintings adorning the spheres. Furthermore, the exhibition sets the Globes in their historical context, with a focus on the progress made in geographical sciences and world representation. A specific area is dedicated to the incredible story of the spheres that were made made for King Louis XIV. In addition, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) has made it possible to admire representations of the universe...
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    Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    09 Feb 2017 - 09 Feb 2019    -    UNITED STATES , San Marino
    Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times - Permanent Exhibition
    “Remarkable Works, Remarkable Times: Highlights from the Huntington Library,” features some 150 rare objects grouped thematically around 12 key works, prompting visitors to make fresh connections and to consider each item in a wider context. The exhibition provides unexpected juxtapositions and new insights into the collections, and into history itself.
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    Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest (Exhibitions)

    31 Mar 2017 - 11 Feb 2018    -    Oxford
    Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest
    Be transported to a tropical forest in this new exhibition that pairs up some of the Libraries' most iconic items. Featuring lavishly illustrated natural history books alongside more familiar titles, such as Handel's Messiah and Shakespeare's First Folio, this fascinating exhibition brings together some of the best of the 12 million items in the Bodleian's collections.
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    Tschechische Avantgardebuchkunst. Die Sammlung Vloemans - Czech Avantgarde Book Design - The Collection Vloemann in Dresden, Germany (Exhibitions)

    06 Apr 2017 - 31 Aug 2017    -    GERMANY , Dresden
    Tschechische Avantgardebuchkunst. Die Sammlung Vloemans - Czech Avantgarde Book Design - The Collection Vloemann in Dresden, Germany
    "i couldn't read the books but I did understand their layout and design, witty illustrations and clever ideas, the new and extraordinary excited me", that's how German antiquarian bookseller and collector Jürgen Holstein looks back at his encounter with books from the Czech Avantgarde. All info in German language:  "Die Texte konnte ich nicht lesen, aber die Gestaltung der Bücher verstand ich, die witzigen Illustrationen und originellen Einfälle, das Neue und Besondere begeisterte mich", so blickt der deutsche Antiquar und Sammler Jürgen Holstein auf...
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    Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo (Exhibitions)

    27 Apr 2017 - 28 Oct 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , Cambridge
    Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo
    For a thousand years the Jewish community of Old Cairo put their worn-out writings into a synagogue storage room, a genizah. Explore one of the greatest collections of Cambridge University Library and a remarkable survival of the medieval past. Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo provides a window on the life of a community a thousand years ago – a Jewish community in the centre of a thriving Islamic empire, international in outlook, multicultural in make up, devout to its core.
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    Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig (Germany): Luther – Leipzig – Letterpress! (Exhibitions)

    04 May 2017 - 24 Sep 2017    -    GERMANY , Leipzig
    Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig (Germany): Luther – Leipzig – Letterpress!
    The implementation of the Reformation and the ideas of Martin Luther would never have developed the dynamic known to us today without letterpress printing. Leipzig was already an important center for printing in the early days of the Reformation. In 1518, Melchior Lotter printed Luthers early writings in his printing office in Leipzig, before he established his famous printing shop in Wittenberg in 1520.
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    Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv Weimar: »Génie oblige« Liszt-Autographen aus dem Nachlass (Exhibitions)

    02 Jun 2017 - 17 Sep 2017    -    GERMANY , Weimar
    Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv Weimar: »Génie oblige« Liszt-Autographen aus dem Nachlass
    Neben der Überlieferung zur klassischen deutschen Literatur bewahrt das Weimarer Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv den handschriftlichen Nachlass eines der produktivsten Genies der Musikgeschichte – Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
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    Bodleian - Which Jane Austen? (Exhibitions)

    22 Jun 2017 - 29 Oct 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , Oxford
    Bodleian - Which Jane Austen?
    To mark 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, a major new exhibition at Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries will challenge the current public perception of one of England’s greatest literary heroes. Which Jane Austen? presents Austen as an ambitious and risk-taking businesswoman and a wartime writer who was informed and inspired by the surprising international adventures of her family and relations. Through a spectacular selection of Austen materials displayed together for the first time, the Bodleian Libraries delve into the myriad influences on this...
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    Franz Kafka. Der ganze Prozess - Exhibition of Kafka's original manuscript (Exhibitions)

    30 Jun 2017 - 28 Aug 2017    -    GERMANY , Berlin
    Franz Kafka. Der ganze Prozess - Exhibition of Kafka's original manuscript
    Back in 1988, the original manuscript of Franz Kafka's most famous work "The Process" was auctioned at a London auction house and aquired by the German government for 3,5 million Deutsche Mark. It was the highest price ever paid to that date for a manuscript.  Almost 30 years on, the manuscript will now be exhibited at the Berlin Martin Gropius Bau, a follow up on the successful exhibition at the German Literary Archive in Marbach in 2013/2014.  More information in German in the attached press release. 
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    Ancient Bibles in 100 Languages - Cabinet Exhibition in the Historic Library (Exhibitions)

    20 Jul 2017 - 15 Oct 2017    -    GERMANY , Halle (Saale))
    Ancient Bibles in 100 Languages - Cabinet Exhibition in the Historic Library
    Bibles are almost always the earliest printed books of a linguistic region and belong to the most popular works in the early history of printing. In the library of the Francke Foundations, Bibles have been handed down to us in 100 languages. The reason for this is that both printing and the translation of the Bible was August Hermann Francke’s programmatic concern.
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