Local Award Ceremony for the Biblioteca Bardensis

The Local Award Ceremony for the Biblioteca Bardensis in Barth in Germany, a winner of a 2014 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards in the Conservation category, will be held at the local St Mary’s church on 15 August.


Public guided tours in the library church

Local Award Ceremony

Presentation of the Award by Dr. Claus-Peter Echter, Vice-president of Europa Nostra Germany

• Dr. Angela Merkel, Member of the Parliament (Chancellor)
• Mag. Richard Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Germany
• Prof. Dr. Ursula Gather, Head of the board of trustees of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation
• Ralf Drescher, District Administrator of Vorpommern-Rügen
• Dr. Stefan Kerth, Mayor of Barth
• Annemargret Pilgrim, Minister of St Mary’s

“In the middle of Europe: History and Present of the Biblioteca Bardensis” by Dr. Falk Eisermann, Berlin (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz)

Presentation by Prof. Ulrike Volkhardt, Head of the Association of Friends of St. Mary’s Library Church in Barth (Germany)

Guided tour through the Papenhof, one of the oldest secularized buildings in the region, which is currently being restored, (Architect Christine Johannsen, Architects Johannsen and Partners Hamburg)


Guided tour through the double exhibition “Nightmare and Elysium” with books from the library church of Barth
• Vineta-Museum: “A Barth Elysium”, 250. Return of the Helvetic-German dialogue between Spalding, Lavater, Füßli and Heß in Barth in the years 1763/64
• Women’s Monastery: “Hommage to Johann Heinrich Füßli”, From the Icone of dark dreams to the Gothic-Movement and Dark Fashion
Europa Nostra will be represented by its Board Member Piet Jaspaert. The list of invitees includes operators in the cultural sector and public and private bodies as well as representatives of local, regional and national Governments.
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