In addition to books, catalogs and periodicals, the study center also houses special collections from the collection of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and the Generali Foundation.

The so-called Rara show in a visually impressive way how artists have dealt with the medium of books. But what can be understood in the context of modern and contemporary art under Rara? What is regarded as precious and what is rare? And how are the focal points of the collection, "preferences" and the respective orientation of institutions in answering these questions and the Rara collection itself reflected?

The exhibition traces these topics and immediately seeks to present extraordinary examples of "published art" of the 20th century.