Heroic Memory of Miklós Zrínyi in Music
On August 18, Katalin Bánkeszi, Honorary Director of the Hungarian Library Institute was granted József Szinnyei Award for her professional work. This award is granted to those who have had an outstanding performance on the long run, and who have promoted the development of their special field by their activities and initiatives.
NSZL as a Book Publisher has been present on the Hungarian book market with its prestigious publications for years now. The Library publishes 26 to 30 publications annually, based on its unique collection and on the special knowledge of its staff members. On its own or jointly with renowned Hungarian and international publishing houses, NSZL publishes a wide range of books including facsimile editions, decorative albums, conference and study volumes, gap-filling bibliographies and exhibition catalogs.
Almanac of Budapest Journalists Association 1909
By re-editing the Almanac of Budapest Journalists Association 1909, National Széchényi Library and Argumentum Publishing House aim at promoting research into the social, press and literary history of the early 20the century. Publishers also hope that the “educated readership” will also be interested in this volume.
Between June 15 and October 28, 2016, NSZL will hold an exhibition presenting samples from the oeuvre of Mihály Zichy who worked, among others, as a Russian court painter. In addition to decorative albums illustrated by him, the exhibition will also present photographs from our Manuscript Collection, related items of the Zichy correspondence and other valuable documents.
National Széchényi Library was granted Family-Friendly Workplace Award 2016 by the State Secretariat for Family and Youth Affairs. The Library was one of the winners of the award in the category of budgetary institutions.
The memory of Miklós Zrínyi and his soldiers who were killed in action on September 8, 1566, protecting the fortress of Szigetvár surrounded by Ottoman troops has been preserved by national memory for 450 years. The Music Collection of NSZL compiled a chamber exhibition presenting some of the music-related documents of this tradition.
National Széchényi Library will be closed between July 18, 2016 and August 22, 2016. The Mihály Zichy exhibition will be open until September 15, 2016, even during the summer closure.
According to estimates, some 180,000 books, periodicals and other documents have been donated during collecting from overseas bequests and private libraries since 2014 when the program was launched. The program continues with the leadership of NSZL. Éva Dányi gave an interview to Könyvtárvilág.