Millennium Dreams – exhibition
Balázs Mikusi, Head of the Music Collection of National Széchényi Library was elected one of the vice presidents of International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres for the period between 2016 and 2019.
In Videotorium (Science Online), you can watch lectures delivered at our event entitled “The Fate of Old Books”. Topics included the concept of bibliographic unit, Petrik’s bibliography, an overview of Hungarian national bibliography between 1701 and 1920, and the science historical status of retrospective national bibliography.
Between June 15 and September 15, 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.
“During creative work, sometimes lasting for weeks, these pictures go through transubstantiation. During this process, I discovered and started to use old photographs, worn out textiles, the majority of which came from cast-off clothes of old furniture, old velvet skirts, silk shirts, purls, table-clothes and collars. They come to new life and preserve the mystery of their past, enriched, at the same time, with new content.”
The 8th volume of the series Bibliotheca Scientiae et Artis, published jointly by the Hungarian national library and Gondolat Publishing House, is out. The book focuses on representations of power in sciences and arts.
Lymbus has been published since 2003 annually, in one volume. Its main aim is to present materials found during hungarica research, to authentically publish, translate and report on original sources, as far as text or language is concerned, as well as to present related research.
Options of users searching in periodicals have been expanded. On MATARKA site, you can search in the full text of periodical issues which can be found in both MATARKA and EPA. An article-level search field has also been built in the home page of EPA.
Milestone in Mikes Kelemen Program: books returned to Hungary are now available on demand. Until March, 2016, 186 cubic meters of library and archival documents, equaling approximately 200,000 items, have been collected at collection sites in the US and Australia. From now on, lists of documents available on demand will be published regularly on our website.