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“Historical Treasures“ of the University Library are “uncovered“

From April 23 on, the University Library presents “book gems“ of its „Historical Collections“ within an exhibition and on the occasion of the TUCday at April 27, 2024

They lie dormant in the closed-shelves-area of the University Library and may exclusively be used in digital form or on-site due to reasons of protection and conservation: The books of the “Historical Collections” of the University Library, meaning elaborations published in the year 1900 or earlier in general.

Now, so-called “gems” of those collections are presented to the public in even two events: At first, an exhibition of those particular elaborations will be opened on the occasion of the “World Book Day” at April 23, 2024 at the first level of the University Library Building, Straße der Nationen 33. Groups from five persons on may make use of the opportunity to book a guided tour through the exhibition upon prior appointment. Respective requests may be submitted to Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht, Deputy University Library Director, from April 23, 2024 on. The exhibition, providing explanations in German as well as in English, may be visited until the beginning of the upcoming winter term.

In addition, on the occasion of the “Long Night of Sciences“ within the TUCday at April 27, 2024, more “treasures” of the “Historical Collections” and of the University Archives Collections are presented from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Reading Hall on the second level.

“I am very delighted that those historical treasures, normally rather hided due to understandable conservational reasons, are uncovered now and made accessible for the interested public”, comments Angela Malz, University Library Director. “I may only recommend to profit from both offers as different exhibits are presented, which, however, in turn also belong together. I will not tell more than that”, she continues with a promising smile.

For further information, you are welcome to contact Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht, phone: 0371-531-35679; email: wolfgang.lambrecht@bibliothek.tu-chemnitz.de.

Diana Schreiterer

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