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    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition (Exhibitions)

    02 Jun 2015 - 26 Jul 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , London
    Treasure of the British Library - Permanent Exhibition
    Have you ever visited the British Library's treasures? The Sir John Ritblat Gallery in the St Pancras building hosts a permanent display of many of the greatest treasures. See over 200 beautiful and fascinating items: sacred texts from many faiths, maps and views, early printing, literary, historical, scientific and musical works from over the centuries and around the world. Discover some of the world's most exciting and significant books, from Magna Carta and the Gutenberg Bible, to Handel and the Beatles. Marvel at the Lindisfarne Gospels, the genius behind the Leonardo notebooks, and see...
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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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    Trinity College Dublin - Celebrating 350 years since the birth of Jonathan Swift (Exhibitions)

    08 Feb 2017 - 31 Jul 2017    -    IRELAND , Dublin
    Trinity College Dublin - Celebrating 350 years since the birth of Jonathan Swift
    A new display, ‘Swift350’, has opened in the Long Room of the Old Library to mark the 350th anniversary of the birth of one of Trinity College Dublin’s most famous graduates, Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). Among the most widely read of all Irish writers, Swift is best known as the author of  Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World  (1726), now universally known as  Gulliver’s Travels.
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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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    The Working Library: Clifford Burke and Fine Printing. (Exhibitions)

    20 Mar 2017 - 31 Jul 2017    -    UNITED STATES , San Francisco
    The Working Library: Clifford Burke and Fine Printing.
    Check back soon for details! Exhibition opening, with remarks by George Fox and others, will take place on Monday, March 20.
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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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    State Library Bamberg, Germany: buecher gar hübsch gemolt: Deutsche Buchmalerei des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts (Exhibitions)

    03 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017    -    GERMANY , Bamberg
    State Library Bamberg, Germany: buecher gar hübsch gemolt: Deutsche Buchmalerei des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts
    Die Staatsbibliothek Bamberg zeigt vom 3. April bis 30. Juni 2017 einen repräsentativen Querschnitt aus ihrem Bestand an illuminierten Büchern des 15. und frühen 16. Jahrhunderts. Einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit wird so Einblick in diesen bisher weitgehend unbekannten Teil der Handschriftensammlung gewährt, der derzeit in einem von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft geförderten Projekt erschlossen wird. Vorträge und Führungen begleiten die Ausstellung.
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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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    Bodleian Oxford - Painting by numbers (Exhibitions)

    29 Apr 2017 - 09 Jul 2017    -    UNITED KINGDOM , Oxford
    Bodleian Oxford - Painting by numbers
    Ferdinand Bauer was the artist behind one of the world's great botanical books, the Flora Graeca (1806-40). Bauer made hundreds of pencil sketches of plants and animals when he explored the eastern Mediterranean in 1786-87. Modern scientific analyses reveal the techniques Bauer used to transform his sketches into more than 1,200 of the finest natural history illustrations ever made.
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    Grolier Club NY - The Revival of Calligraphy: 1906 to 2006 (Exhibitions)

    17 May 2017 - 29 Jul 2017    -    UNITED STATES , New York
    Grolier Club NY - The Revival of Calligraphy: 1906 to 2006
    Curated by Jerry Kelly Calligraphy is an art with a long and noble history, going back many centuries and spanning cultures. No major museum exhibition of Persian art, or Asian art, or even Medieval Western art would be considered complete without examples of calligraphy from these cultures. Yet, curiously, modern Western calligraphy has been ignored by the art establishment. This show aims to correct that oversight, showing major calligraphic art by over 70 Western artists from 1906-2006, demonstrating how alive – even thriving – the art is in the...
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