One century of Bibliotheca Hertziana (2013)

Preparations for the anniversary celebrations at the Bibliotheca Hertziana

In 2013 two special events were celebrated at the Bibliotheca Hertziana: after twelve years of construction, the new library building was inaugurated in the presence of the architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, the German Minister of Education and Research Annette Schavan, the President of the Max Planck Society Peter Gruss, and the Italian Sottosegretaria al Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca Elena Ugolini.

The new library building designed by Juan Navarro Baldeweg officially opened on January 15, 2013. Shortly afterwards, the Bibliotheca Hertziana celebrated its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Palazzo Barberini hosted a special exhibition of works from Henriette Hertz's collection, which she bequeathed to the Italian state in her will in 1913.

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