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“Historical treasures” of the university library are “raised” | TUCcurrent

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“Historical treasures” of the university library are “raised” |  TUCcurrent

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The university library will be showing book gems from the “historical holdings” in an exhibition from April 23rd and for TUC Day on April 27th, 2024.

The Schneeberg breaking latest news of Pastor Christian Meltzer (1655-1733) from 1716 was extensively restored from 2016 to 2018 with funds from the State Office for Preservation and is one of numerous exhibits in the exhibition, which will open on April 23, 2024 in the university library ( Photo: UB/Tino Riedel).

They lie dormant in the stacks of the university library and, for reasons of protection and preservation, can only be used in digital form or on site: The books from the “historical holdings” of the university library, i.e. works that were generally published in 1900 or earlier.

Now some of the so-called “gems” from this collection will be presented to the public in two events: Firstly, on “World Book Day”, April 23, 2024, there will be an exhibition with them on the 1st floor of the university library, Straße der Kulturen 33 special works opened. For groups of five or more people, guided tours of the exhibition are available by prior arrangement. From April 23, 2024, relevant inquiries can be sent to Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht, deputy director of the university library. The exhibition, which offers explanations in both German and English, will be on view until the beginning of the coming winter semester.

On the other hand, during the “Long Night of Sciences” as part of the TUC Day on April 27, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., further “treasures” from the “historical holdings” and the holdings of the university archives will be shown in the reading room on the 2nd floor.

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“I am very pleased that these historical treasures, which have been hidden for understandable conservation reasons, are now being uncovered and made accessible to the interested public,” says Angela Malz, Director of the University Library. “I can only recommend taking advantage of both offers, as different exhibits are shown, but they also belong together. “I don’t want to reveal anything more,” she continues with a mysterious smile.

Further information is provided by Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht, Tel.: 0371-531-35679; Email: [email protected].

Diana Schreiter

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