Exhibition “Black & White: an aesthetic of photography

This exhibition brings together black and white masterpieces from the photographic collections of the BnF. Nadar, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Willy Ronis, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Mario Giacomelli, Robert Frank, William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Valérie Belin…: the great names of French and international photography are brought together in an exhibition featuring circa 300 prints and covering 150 years of the history of black and white photography, from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary creation.

National Library of Lithuania archival document added to the UNESCO programme “World Memory” national register

The Kražiai Organist’s Notebook (1618), preserved in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, has been recognised as a documentary heritage object of national importance. It is the eleventh documentary heritage object of the National Library to enter the UNESCO programme “World Memory” national register.

100th anniversary of the National Library of Azerbaijan

In 2023, the 100th anniversary of the National Library of Azerbaijan was completed. On this occasion the International Scientific-Practical Conference on “National libraries are the protector of the spiritual memory of peoples”, The 6th meeting of the Board of Directors of National Libraries of ECO member countries, as well as various presentations and round tables were held on 20-22 September 2023.

BANG! Webinar “Libraries: Unlocking Non-Visitor Potential” – Call for Papers

The Books and Audiences Network Group is organising their annual webinar December 11th 2023. This year our webinar topic’s ‘Libraries: Unlocking Non-Visitor Potential’. We like to discuss about the people we don’t reach (yet) in our setting as book exhibitions. Who are they are and how we possibly can reach them? What approaches allow to broaden groups of visitors? Do you have any experience with this topic? A case study that turned out good or even bad? We like to hear more about it! Please send us your proposal and hopefully we’ll meet during our next webinar.