Exhibition "1514. BooK. 2014"

01.07 - 31.12.2014

Exhibition "1514. BooK. 2014" is intended to coincide with academic readings "The Content of XXI Century" given by the world re-known literary and cultural figures. Unique editions held in European libraries will complement inter-active presentation methods to enhance gaining not only a maximally wide view on publishing, but history, geography, politics, religion, art, music 500 years ago.

Exhibition "500 years of the Book 1514-2014" and the cycle of lectures
  • Exhibition "500 years of the Book 1514-2014" and the cycle of lectures

From the 2 July exhibition "1514. The Book. 2014" will be displayed in the Book Museum Hall of the National Library of Latvia (3 Mūkusalas St., 1st floor).

The exhibition "1514. Book. 2014" is a unique and deeply personal chance to travel 500 years into the past – to understand that the book was and is a powerful medium in every person’s life, even if some may say that they don’t read books. The exhibition, which will include 80 books published in 1514, shows that contact with books, as a special kind of collective experience, has shaped every one of us. 

The books in the exhibition come from 18 different European libraries. The greatest numbers of books have been provided by the Austrian National Library, the Bavarian State Library and the National University Library of Strasbourg. 

The exhibition "1514.Book.2014" will be on display in the National Library of Latvia until 31 December 2014.

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    National Library of Latvia
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    Krišjāņa Barona iela 14, Rīga, LV-1423
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Last updated: 11.09.2014