Archive - Jun 29, 2009 - Story

Pergamon Museum to house Islamic treasures

The Pergamon Museum in Berlin has signed a long-term agreement to become the home of the Keir Collection of over 1,500 pieces of priceless Islamic art. The pieces were collected over the past fifty years by Hungarian-born property developer, Edmund de Unger. Upon his death, the collection will become the property of the museum.

Gutenberg Bible extract used as book binding

A library assistant in Colmar, France has discovered what is believed to be an extract from the Gutenberg Bible being used as part of the binding of another book.