There’s very little on the National Library’s website about this yet but Andrew Barr has announced that he’s spending $200,000 promoting a pretty amazing sounding exhibition of handwritten manuscripts at the National Library:
The Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript – Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition will feature manuscripts, letters, sketches and musical scores handwritten by major figures in history. Included are writings by Machiavelli, Galileo and Goethe, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and a rare manuscript by Albert Einstein.
The National Library of Australia will use the funding for an extensive cooperative interstate marketing campaign of the exhibition. This follows the August announcement of $500,000 towards interstate marketing of the National Gallery of Australia’s Renaissance summer blockbuster exhibition.
[Photo by Brian]