Divine Wisdom – Divine Nature – exhibition
Edina Zsupán, research fellow of HAS-NSZL Res Libraria Hungariae Research Group will deliver a lecture entitled Philology Bridging Centuries: Curtius Rufus Codex Owned by Miklós Jankovich at the Open Days of the Institute of Library & Information Science of Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Humanities. The lecture begins at 5 p.m. on February 22, 2017.
As of February 2017, NSZL will host a unique traveling exhibition. Gems of the literature of Hermetic Philosophy, 400-year-old, classic Rosicrucian documents will be presented, which once urged the educated European world to embrace “general, worldwide reformation”.
On February 14, 2017, a new chamber exhibition entitled “Massenet and Hungary” will be opened in the corridor adjacent to, and in the Reading Room of NSZL Music Collection. The exhibition will present the Hungarian reception and performance history of the French composer, known mainly as an opera composer. On top of that, the less known Hungarian aspects and connections of Massenet’s life and rich oeuvre will also be highlighted.
Set photos made at the shooting of classic Hungarian films (Szerelem (Love), Körhinta (Carousel) and Sirokkó (Sirocco), to be screened during the 4th Urania Film Days, can be found on the website of the Hungarian Film Historical Photo Collection.
Tipográfia régtől fogva (Typography Since Olden Times), a book published jointly by NSZL and Argumentum Publishing House, was presented in Oradea (Nagyvárad) on the Day of the Hungarian Culture.
As of January 24, 2017, daily newspapers and weeklies will be available for reading in the Periodicals Reading Room of National Széchényi Library.
In honor of the 225th anniversary of the birth of István Széchenyi, last year several new volumes were added to the list of works on him or written by him in the Hungarian Electronic Library (MEK), accessible via the internet. Currently, a total of 45 Széchenyi-related works can be accessed, all of which are recommended for reading.
As a keeper of the majority of Arany manuscripts, not to mention other reasons, National Széchényi Library has been playing a significant role in professional preparations for János Arany Memorial Year 2017 right from the start. The Hungarian national library will offer various programs in order to celebrate the memorial year in a manner it truly deserves.