Campus Gotha, Gotha Research Library

Open day at the Perthes Collection

2. Jul 2022
PERTHES Forum, Justus-Perthes-Straße Gotha
Gotha Research Library (FBG)
Event type

To mark the 200th anniversary of August Petermann's birth, the Perthes Collection of the Gotha Research Library is offering special tours of its cartographic holdings.

The focus of the day is the important Gotha cartographer August Petermann (1822-1878), whose 200th birthday is being celebrated this year. In six special guided tours, Petermann's personality and work will be presented on the basis of outstanding original testimonies of his work.

The guided tours in the Perthes Forum, Justus-Perthes-Str. 5, will take place

  • at 9 am,
  • 10 am,
  • 11 am,
  • 1 pm
  • 2 pm,
  • and 3 pm.

The number of participants is limited to twelve per tour. The tours are free of charge, but donations are requested for the preservation of the research library's holdings.

Registration for the tours is now only possible by telephone on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 0361/737-5581.

Please observe the Corona Guidelines in force at that time.

About the the Jubilee Year

[Translate to English:] Logo "Bücher bewegen"

2022 is a particularly eventful year for the Gotha Research Library. We are celebrating the 375th anniversary of our founding. Under the motto "Books move", you can expect a series of events on site and online. The anniversary year is at the same time a caesura in the history of the research library and a time of great challenges. We are moving a large part of our books out of the east tower of Friedenstein Palace, where the library has been housed since the end of the 17th century, in order to renovate the building. At the same time, we want to create optimal opportunities for our users in the library and in virtual space to continue researching and working with each other and with our outstanding library objects and collections.