Communicating Manuscripts

Third International Conference of LIBER’s Manuscript Librarians Group, Berlin,
28-30 November 2007

Wednesday (28 November)

13.00-14.00 Arrival – Registration

Opening and Introduction to SBB

14.00-14.30 Welcome by Barbara Schneider-Kempf General Director of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (15 min)
Short Address by Dr Jutta Weber (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin) on behalf of the organising committee
Response of Steering Committee: Dr André Bouwman (Leiden University Library) / Dr Bernard Meehan (Trinity College Library, Dublin) (15 min.)
14.30-15.00 Prof. Dr Eef Overgaauw (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin): Introductory lecture on the history of the Berlin State Library and its department of manuscripts (30 min)
15:00-15:30 Coffee-break

Session 1:

Exhibiting Manuscripts: Tensions and Challenges

  Chair: Dr Bernard Meehan (Trinity College Library, Dublin)
15.30-16.40 Key note by chair
Prof. Dr Matthias Puhle (Kulturhistorisches Museum, Magdeburg ): Precious medieval manuscripts in large historical exhibition-projects
Reinhard Feldmann (Universitätsbibliothek Münster): Conservation aspects of lending. A new guideline of the DBV (Deutscher Bibliotheksverband)
Dr Michael Ryan (Chester Beatty Library, Dublin): Lending manuscripts to international exhibitions
16.40-17.10 Discussion with chair and panel of speakers
17.15-18.00 Guided tours through Berlin State Library
18.30-20.00 One day exhibition in Berlin State Library. Drinks and snacks.

Evening program

20.00-21.00 Prof. Dr Eberhard König (Freie Universität Berlin) On the subjective and objective value of manuscripts
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