The Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn deals with the role that Goethe and his work have played and continue to play in the past and the present. Should he be thrown in the garbage of world history? Or is he still relevant in today’s world?
The British Library celebrates one of humankind’s greatest achievements – Writing. In the exhibition ‘Writing: Making Your Mark’ everything from carved stone inscriptions, medieval manuscripts and calligraphy up to emojis will be on display until August 27.
The National Library of Scotland presents a major exhibition exploring the Scottish Enlightenment, Northern Lights. Rare first editions of Encyclopedia Britannica and The Wealth of Nations will be on display.
The Library of Congress celebrates 200 years of Walt Whitman with an exhibition. Part of the Whitman year is a crowdsourcing campaign involving the public to help transcribe several thousand pages of Whitman’s writing and papers owned by the Library of Congress.
Until 28 September, 2019, the Bamberg State Library is presenting the ‘Bibliotheca Bipontina’ in its exhibition “Ein königliches Geschenk” [A Royal Gift]. Visitors can admire the richly decorated book covers and elaborate book illustrations from the collections of Charles II August.
About 1562 a British scholar wrote an essay on the question what a Roman soldier might have earned. Andrew Burnett, Richard Simpson and Deborah Thorpe have reconstructed what his essay is telling us about the importance of numismatics, at those days.
In 2017, 260 books with a value of more than €2 million were stolen in the United Kingdom, amongst them central works of Galileo and Newton. Now, the thieves got arrested. They are members of a professional crime gang.
A selection of Leonardo da Vinci’s notes and drawings from the Codex Arundel will be displayed for the first time in the British Library, London, until 8 September 2019. The exhibition ‚A Mind in Motion’ marks 500 years since Leonardo’s death.