Austria Issued Stamp on Austrian National Library – Literature Museum

austria national library stampOn the occasion of the opening of the Austrian National Library’s Literature Museum, Austrian Post issued a commemorative stamp on 16th April 2015 . This museum will present Austrian literature from the end of the 18th century to the present, brought together at one site. The stamp shows a view of the new premises of the new Literature Museum in the Grillparzer House used by the Austrian State Archive until 2006, together with Ernst Jandl’s director’s chair.

From 2015, numerous items from the Austrian National Library will find a new home in the new Literature Museum. The museum is located in the premises of the former Austro-Hungarian Exchequer, where once Franz Grillparzer held the office of director. The house at Johannesgasse 6 in the first district of Vienna was appropriately adapted by the winner of the architecture competition, the Vienna joint venture BWM architects and PLANET ARCHITECTS, and is now named the Grillparzer House after the famous director. On two floors, works by Austrian authors from the Age of the Enlightenment to the present are exhibited, while a further floor is intended for temporary exhibitions. In this way, Austrian literature and its significance for Euro- pean cultural life is now to be presented in one central museum.

Issue Date: 18.04.2015 Designer: Anita Kern Printer: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 31,8 x 50 mm

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