Cataloguing and Presentation of prints from Wittenberg in the Library of the Francke Foundations

In the Early Modern age, Wittenberg was one of the most important location for for printing and trade of books in the ancient German Empire. The Library of the Francke Foundations possesses 4,000 prints from Wittenberg of the 16th to 18th century. They testify the immense production of knowledge in the region of the present state of Saxony-Anhalt in that time.

In the project 1,200 prints from Wittenberg will be catalogued in the national catalogue of the Common Library Network (GBV) and given a worldwide access for research. A prestigious selection of these prints will be presented in a cabinet exhibition in the Library of the Francke Foundation starting October 30, 2016. The project is supported by the Office of Administration of Saxony-Anhalt.

Project leader:

Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre Dr. Britta Klosterberg (Chief Librarian and Head of Study Centre) Dr. Britta KlosterbergChief Librarian and Head of Study Centre phone+49 345 2127 412 (Sekretariat)
Project Advisor:

Anke MiesLibrary Anke Mies (Library) Anke MiesLibrary phone+49 345 2127 413
Project member: Mirjam-Juliane Pohl
Project duration: 1 April to 31 December 2016