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BIMCC Excursion to Brugge Cultuurbibliotheek and Openbare Bibliotheek


Brugge, Belgium
At 14.30, visit to the Cultuurbibliotheek [Culture Library] where the Librarian, Claude Anthierens, will receive us, to show the cartographic treasures of their collection. The visit will be guided, in Dutch; ad-hoc translation into English will be provided to those members requiring assistance. After the visit, participants could enjoy a meal together, in a good restaurant on the Market place of Brugge.
At 20.00, in the Public Library (Openbare Bibliotheek Brugge, Kuipersstraat 3, 8000 Brugge), BIMCC member Jan De Graeve will give a lecture (in Dutch) introducing the cosmography of the 16th century and the book Cosmografia of Sebastian M√ľnster. A fully colored copy of this Cosmografia (Basel: Henricus Petri, 1552) has recently been acquired by the Library and will be exhibited. It can be seen on-line at http://www.flandrica.be/items/show/1015/.
Venue: Cultuurbibliotheek, Magdalenastraat 30, 8200 Brugge (in the Sint-Lodewijkscollege building)
To get an idea of the library's collections, visit the online Catalogus: http://www.cultuurbibliotheek.be/vakken/cartografie.php