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"Image factories" // Exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing on tour at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences // 19 October to 14 December 2018

The English-language exhibition “"mage Factories. Infographics 1920–1945. Fritz Kahn, Otto Neurath et al" is currently on display in Potsdam. It was opened as part of the conference information+. (Photo: tecton/Julia Nitsche)

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Albert Kapr 100 // Presentation of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // 29 July to 30 December 2018

Albert Kapr, one of the greatest typographers of the 20th century, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 20 July 2018. The German Museum of Books and Writing will be celebrating the occasion by dedicating an exhibition to the book artist, professor, rector, historian and author.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00–18:00
Free admission

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Symbols as Weapons. By the Example of the Red Army Faction´s Insignia // Temporary Exhibition at the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // 22 June 2018 to 6 January 2019

How do graphic symbols become acts of violence? The German National Library’s German Museum of Books and Writing in Leipzig explores this issue in its exhibition “Symbols as Weapons”

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00–18:00, Thursday 10:00–20:00, on national holidays 10:00–18:00

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Signs - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code // Permanent exhibition at the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig

Designed as a "world of experience", the "Signs - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code" exhibition offers an insight into 5,000 years of media history. From the invention of writing to the digital age – there is so much to explore in the permanent exhibition.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00–18:00, Thursday 10:00–20:00, public holidays 10:00–18:00
Free admission

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5,000 years of media history online // Virtual exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library

Virtual exhibition "5,000 years media history online"

The virtual "5,000 years of media history online" exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into the history of media from Egyptian hieroglyphs to the present and invites you to explore each of the different theme worlds.

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A quiz on the virtual "5,000 years of media history online" exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing oft he German National Library

Quiz "5,000 years media history online"

Who cracked the code of the pharaohs? What was the name of Gutenberg's monumental magnum opus? Test your knowledge on "Scripts and writing", "Book culture" and the "Digital world" in the special quiz on the virtual "5,000 years of media history online" exhibition.

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Bahnriss?! Papier | Kultur // Virtual exhibition of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek curated by the German Museum of Books and Writing of the German National Library

Ausschnitt eines Egoutteurs (Siebwalze); Link zur virtuellen Ausstellung "Bahnriss?! Papier | Kultur"Foto: Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Stephan Jockel

Virtual exhibition "Bahnriss?! Papier | Kultur" (available only in German)

Covering everything from rudimentary pre-industrial paper-making through to the present day, the virtual "Bahnriss?! Papier | Kultur" exhibition shows the history of paper in various chapters and provides the academic research behind the temporary exhibition of the same name online.

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