“CAN for Balkans” exhibition in a new presentation at the National Library of Romania

After a European tour through Brașov, Tirana, Brussels, Leskovac, and Veles, the exhibition “CAN for Balkans” arrives in Bucharest, in a suitable setting – in the Atrium of the National Library of Romania. Here, the initiators’ approach was completed with a representative selection of comic books dedicated to the subject, hold in the collections of our library.

The “Rijmbijbel” of Jacob van Maerlant

KBR preserves the oldest illustrated manuscript in Dutch, Jacob van Maerlant’s Rijmbijbel. Because of its famous author, luxurious character and artistic level of illumination, this 13th-century codex is among the international masterpieces of the Middle Ages. On the occasion of the publication of the book “De Rijmbijbel van Jacob van Maerlant: het oudste geïllustreerde handschrift in het Nederlands”, the manuscript is put on display at the KBR museum from 23 May.

2023 EKN grantees announced

The annual Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant awards funds of up to €5,000 to national library projects which promote international collaboration and strengthens bonds between CENL libraries. In its meeting in April, the CENL Executive Committee reviewed all of the submissions and awarded three grants. We are delighted to announce that this year’s EKN grants go to: the National Library of Hungary, the National Library of France, and the National Library of Moldova. Find out more about this year’s grantees here.