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2022

100 years USB

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  • 100 years of the University and City Library of Cologne
  • View of the UCL building in festive colours.
  • The entrance to the university library lit up in purple in the evening.
  • Atmospherically illuminated entrance column at the UCL.
  • View into a showcase of the exhibition 100 years UCL - a picture journey through history.
  • Some exhibits belonging to the exhibition 100 years of UCL - a picture journey through history.
  • The illuminated reading room building of the UCL of Cologne.
  • The characteristic UCL closed stacks windows are illuminated green.
  • Dr. Hubertus Neuhausen (Director of UCL of Cologne), Peter Jungen and Konrad Adenauer
  • On the way to University of Cologne under a bright blue sky.
  • Musical by Katie and the Swing Aces.
  • Prof. Beatrix Busse (Vice rector for teaching and studies), Dr. Hubertus Neuhausen (Director of UCL of Cologne), Gisela Steinhauer (Presenter), Henriette Reker (Lord Mayor of the City Cologne)
  • Gisela Steinhauer (Presenter), Isabell Pfeiffer-Poensgen (Minister for Culture and Science of the State of NRW), Peter Jungen
  • Peter Jungen, Gisela Steinhauer (Presenter), Dr. Christiane Hoffrath
  • Panel discussion in the auditorium of the University of Cologne.
  • One of the many precious book copies in the Wallraf Showroom.
  • Presentation of UCL publications Kölnische Bibliotheksgesellschaft.
  • Historical book from the Wallraf Collection which needs to be restored.
  • Isabell Pfeiffer-Poensgen (Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • Dr. Hubertus Neuhausen (Director of UCL of Cologne), Henriette Reker (Lord Mayor of the City Cologne)
  • A big celebration in the Wallraf Showroom.
  • Valuable books to be saved through book sponsorship.
  • Historical books in the Wallraf Showroom.
  • The closed stacks building of the UCL illuminated in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
  • The imposing reading room building of the UCL of Cologne.
  • The imposing reading room building of the UCL of Cologne.
  • Impressive panorama of the UCL building.

On March 7, 2022, we made up for our anniversary celebration with a ceremony in the auditorium of the University of Cologne and in the USB. For this purpose, the building was festively illuminated and a varied supporting program was offered. Here you can get an impression of the event.

Film series Fritz Lang

In February 2022, we will show 3 silent film classics by Fritz Lang in cooperation with the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne at the Filmforum NRW. Information on the film screenings >>