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Guided tours to mark the seventh Library Congress

You can find all the guided tours offered by the German National Library to mark the seventh Library Congress 2019 here.

“Not suitable for general use” – censorship in libraries // Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 18:00

The long arm of censorship has stretched across all eras and all aspects of literature production and reception. The cases of censorship documented in the permanent exhibition reveal the full extent of the bans and countermeasures. The themed tour also looks at how libraries handle censored or undesirable works.

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Sunday tours // Guided tours of the library building // German National Library in Leipzig // Sunday, 17 February 2019, 11:00

Find out all kinds of interesting facts about the history and tasks of the German National Library on the monthly guided tours of the building.

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Guided themed tour of the ‘Bauhaus Reading Room’ // German National Library in Leipzig // Sunday, 17 February 2019, 13:00

The legendary desk lamp, the semi-spherical teapot and the cantilever chair – classic Bauhaus designs still shape our everyday lives to this day. In 2019, Germany is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. The German National Library is inviting visitors on guided tours of its little-known, Bauhaus-style reading room. Among other things, the reading room – which opened in 1937 – is equipped with cantilever chairs by Bauhaus designer Mart Stam. (Photo: PUNCTUM/Alexander Schmidt)

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Albert Kapr 100 // // Guided tour of the presentation led by the curator // German National Library in Leipzig // Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 15:00

Albert Kapr, one of the greatest typographers of the 20th century, would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 20 July 2018. Explore the book artist, professor, rector, historian and author on one of our guided tours.

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Historic players and sound recordings // Guided tour of the German Music Archive // German National Library in Leipzig // Bookable dates

A tour of the permanent exhibition, the reading room and the listening studio of the German Music Archive provides an insight into the history of sound recording and reproduction.

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Group tours // German National Library in Leipzig // Bookable dates

Book an exciting group or school class (from year eleven) tour of the German National Library in Leipzig and learn about the history and tasks of the memory of the nation on a guided tour of the building.

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5,000 years of multifaceted media history // Themed tours of the permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // Dates on request

The permanent "Signs - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code" exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing covers 5,000 years of media history. Different aspects of the exhibition are explored on our themed tours.

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Last update: 13.2.2019

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