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Exhibitions of the German National Library

The German National Library regularly invites the public to attend exhibitions staged in Leipzig and in Frankfurt am Main. With its permanent and temporary exhibitions it draws attention to the treasures among its holdings, acts as a cultural agent and makes contributions to the nation’s cultural memory. By developing virtual exhibitions, the Library has now added another form of presentation.

The permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library in Leipzig covers over 5,000 years of media history under the title "Signs - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code". It tells the story of three major media innovations: the emergence of writing, the invention of the printing press, and cyberspace.

The temporary exhibitions of the German Museum of Books and Writing dedicated to the themes of the book, writing, paper and digital media distinguish the Museum as a place which arouses curiosity and as a centre of informal learning.

The virtual exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing offers object histories, pictures, films and audio recordings on 5,000 years of media history and a quiz including questions on people, objects and events.

The temporary exhibitions of the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main examine the manifold aspects of exile - from the life and output of individual exile authors and the work of exile organisations and political groups through to a comprehensive analysis of exile countries. A permanent exhibition of the German Exile Archive is currently being developed. It will represent historical exile 1933-1945 biographically, thematically and chronologically. In addition, the exhibition will reflect the importance of the archive, and build a bridge to the present day.

The virtual "Arts in Exile" exhibition was devised under the overall control of the German Exile Archive 1933-1945. The network project is dedicated to arts created under exile conditions: holdings from over 30 research institutions, archives, galleries and initiatives at home and abroad depict the full diversity of aspects relating to artists in exile.

The German Music Archive of the German National Library in Leipzig has a permanent exhibition including historical sound recordings and sound reproduction devices in its foyer.

Last update: 22.04.2016

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