State library focuses on ducal family

state library focuses on ducal family

On the occasion of the 200. The library is dedicated to the 60th birthday of coburg-gotha duke ernst II. 2018 and the double 200. On the occasion of the 50th birthday of the royal british couple albert and queen victoria in the coming year, the landesbibliothek coburg will present its rich holdings on the coburg princely family in the 19th century. The nineteenth century at the heart of her cultural work. Magnificent works with powerful images and text are to be found above all in the "ducal private library" sub-collections, "palace music" and "theater library. They represent valuable and until today only little known testimonies for the personal and dynastic connections as well as for the artistic and political-social activities of all three jubilarians, it says in a press release of the state library. Numerous handwritten dedications by queen victoria, for example, show how strongly she felt the coburg ducal family was her own family.
From 22. June to 31. October, however, the silver hall of the coburg state library in the ehrenburg palace will first display representative dedication and gift volumes for ernst II. To see. Under the title "dedicated in reverence – beautiful, precious and remarkable items from the private book collection of duke ernst II. Of saxony-coburg and gotha (1818-1893)" personal items are on display. Champagne silk, red and green velvet, the finest leather, multicolor and gold printing, brass and enamel fittings, and more. Who serious II. The duke wanted to pay homage to the people and make their own cause worthy of their attention. The exquisite materials and their processing are in themselves more than respectable. And yet they are always also an expression of sovereignty, expectations and obligations. In it lies cultural-historical source value, on which library director silvia pfister with her exhibition guidance (dates are still communicated, one surely on the evening of the castle place celebration on 21. July) will particularly address.
At the ceremony for the 200th anniversary. Birthday jubilee of ernst II. In september, compositions by the duke will probably be played, most of which have only been preserved in the holdings of the state library. Connections to gotha and munich through loans, contributions, and lectures also exist, so that through the commitment of the state library, the history of coburg in the second half of the 20th century can be seen. Half of the 19. The case is embedded in a broader system of pay for the 21st century.


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