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40. Seminar für Antiquare - Berlin 2010

Feel good – and learn something. The "Seminar für Antiquare" or workshop for antiquarian booksellers was founded in Munich 40 years ago. The workshop for antiquarian booksellers was founded in Munich 40 years ago. Since then it is held every spring with lectures by scholars and colleagues about book history and the trade, excursions to libraries and museums, practical courses in book restoration or the care of prints and photographs, and discussion groups related to legal, economic or technical questions of our everyday business. Legendary are the evening dinners.

Publié le 25 Fév. 2010

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Barbara Werner


Feel good – and learn something. The “Seminar für Antiquare” or workshop for antiquarian booksellers was founded in Munich 40 years ago. The workshop for antiquarian booksellers was founded in Munich 40 years ago. Since then it is held every spring with lectures by scholars and colleagues about book history and the trade, excursions to libraries and museums, practical courses in book restoration or the care of prints and photographs, and discussion groups related to legal, economic or technical questions of our everyday business. Legendary are the evening dinners.

In 2009 the workshop concentrated on “Book and Art in Russia and Eastern Europe” (with a delicious dinner cooked by a Russian colleague). The years before the participants met in Vienna or in Hamburg for lectures and excursions about and to the cultural highlights of Austria and Northern Germany. In 2010 the workshop celebrates its 40th anniversary in Germany’s capital with a high-end programme that covers all aspects of Berlin’s rich history, special collections and cultural background. The lectures will take place at the Galerie Gerda Bassenge, the State Library, the Bauhaus Archive, and on a ship.

The workshop is organized by the Verband Deutscher Antiquare (VDA) in cooperation with the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, and the Austrian and Swiss Antiquarian Booksellers’ Associations (VAÖ and VEBUKU).

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Welcome by Dr. Markus Brandis and Stephan Schurr

Prof. Dr. Laurenz Demps: „Ein verwegener Menschenschlag in der gottlosen Residenz des preußischen Königs“ (Berlin at the beginning of the 19th century)

Michael Bienert: „Die literarische Villenkolonie – Geld und Geist im Grunewald“ (a literary walk with a lecture through Berlin’s Grunewald)

Culinary Berlin (dinner with specialties from Berlin and Brandenburg)

Friday May 14, 2010

Prof. Dr. Everardus Overgaauw: „Die Handschriften von Dantes Divina Commedia in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin“ (manuscripts of Dante’s „Divina Commedia“ at the State Library of Berlin)

Olaf Hamann: „Schicksale und Suche kriegsbedingt verbrachter Büchersammlungen aus deutschen Bibliotheken“ (book collections from German libraries which were lost during the war)

Dr. Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk: “Samisdat in der DDR. Untergrundliteratur in den achtziger Jahren“ (GDR underground literature of the 80s)

Bettina Güldner and Dr. Klaus Weber: „Die Typographie des Bauhauses im Spiegel ihrer Zeit. Literarische Besonderheiten aus der Sammlung des Bauhaus-Archivs“ (Bauhaus typography – a lecture and an exhibition)

Saturday May 15, 2010

Martin-Jens Schröder and Erich Ketterer: „Papierherstellung und Drucktechnik.“ (paper production and printing – a lecture with demonstrations)

Claudia Häuser-Mogge: „Spree-Athen 20 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall – Eine Dampferfahrt mit Führung“ (20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall – a ship cruise with a lecture)

Sunday May 16, 2010

Dr. Hazel Rosenstrauch: „Die Humboldts suchen. Von alten Büchern und neuen Ideen“ (Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt, their books an their ideas)

Prof. Dr. Alexander Košenina: „Verbrechensdarstellungen in der Literatur und Kunst seit dem Barock“ (murder in literature and art)

More information on www.antiquare.de

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