Curator's tour of the special exhibition "Notes for the World

The International Gutenberg Society in Mainz e.V. and the Gutenberg Foundation invite you to a curatorial tour of the special exhibition "Notes for the World" at the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

Notes for the World

Notes for the World

On the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the Mainz-based Schott-Verlag, the Gutenberg Museum pays tribute to the publishing house with a special exhibition on the history of notation. The special exhibition provides an overview of the 250-year history of Schott-Verlag, which was founded by Bernhard Schott in Mainz in 1770 and is today considered one of the oldest and most traditional music publishers in the world. Its history reflects not only milestones in European music history but also important stages in the history of notation.

The focus is on high-calibre loans, among others from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich, as well as highlights from the archives of Schott-Verlag and the museum collection. The highlight of the exhibition is the original score of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" from 1866/67, on loan from the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg.

Curator Prof. Dr. Maria Linsmann-Dege will guide us through the exhibition. Afterwards, a special guest, a music engraver, will give us a short demonstration.

Date: 16.09.2021
Time: 6.00 p.m.
Location: Gutenberg Museum Mainz
Host: International Gutenberg Society in Mainz e.V. and Gutenberg Foundation in cooperation with the Gutenberg Museum
Admission: free

Exclusively for members and "Gute Freunde"! Please register by e-mail at, or by telephone at 06131/226420 or 06131/9060110.