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Universität Leipzig

'Textkünste' – 'Impressions premières'

These two exhibitions jointly present, and in conjunction with one another, books from a German and a French library. The catalog unites the exhibitions from Leipzig and Lyon and contains identical contents in French and German.

The exhibitions

Leipzig: Textkünste. Die Erfindung der Druckseite um 1500 
Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, October 7, 2016–January 29, 2017
Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstr. 6, 04107 Leipzig
open daily 10 am–6 pm
admission free

Lyon: Impressions premières – la page en révolution de Gutenberg à 1530 
Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, September 30, 2106–January 21, 2017
Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu, 30 boulevard Vivier-Merle 69003 Lyon
Tuesday–Friday 10 am–7 pm
Saturday 10 am–6 pm
admission free
French website of the exhibition

Events in Leipzig

For events connected to the exhibition in Leipzig please check the German version of this site, for events in Lyon the French version.

The two joint exhibitions are funded by their respective libraries as well as by the Association of Friends of Leipzig University, the Bibliotheca Albertina, and the Sparkasse Leipzig. The exhibition in Lyon is supported by Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes.

The production of the catalogue was funded by the German Federal Culture Foundation (Kulturstiftung der Länder). The Leipzig Printing museum is a cooperation partner and helped produce a video on antique printing technology..

Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig
Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon
Sparkasse Leipzig
Kulturstiftung der Länder
Vereinigung Förderer und Freunde Uni Leipzig
Förderverein Bibliotheca Albertina e.V.
Museum für Druckkunst
Philipp von Zabern