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ARANY (GOLDEN) Autumn in fine arts and literature

World War I on maps

János Arany exhibition


Microfilm Reading Room at a new location

As of August 22, 2017, Microfilm Reading Room will serve our readers at a new location, next to the Book Issue Station on Floor 7.

The Perception of Islam in Bohemia in the Turn of the 16th and 17th Centuries

This volume presents a special genre of Czech turkology, the works related to Islam. These works, although with the characteristics of religious debates, differ from the debates usual between Christian denominations, as their goal is not to convince the other party but to prevent Christians who connect with Turks from converting to Islam.

24 Carats – Poems by Contemporary Hungarian Poets

24 Carats is an act of play and celebration of contemporary poets who sent poems – greetings, homages, pastiches, paraphrases, ballads – answering the festive announcement of National Széchényi Library to submit works also in the form of manuscripts for our bicentenary exhibition „Others only get their laurels leaf by leaf…” – Treasures, Cult, Reception History.

Summer guided tours of our János Arany exhibition

In the summer, even during the annual closure of NSZL, special guided tours of our János Arany exhibition will be held at 4 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. Organized groups can apply for other hours as well, but preliminary e-mail notice is required at least two weeks prior to the planned visit.

Hungarian Sound Film Posters 1931–1944 – exhibition

360 movies, 160 posters – Jávor, Karády, Kabos and the others. First golden age of Hungarian film history at our poster exhibition

Chinese delegation visited NSZL

A Chinese delegation led by Dr. Zhu Qi, Deputy Director-General of the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China paid a visit to our Library. Guests were received by Géza Szőcs, President of the National Library Board of Hungary and László Tüske, Director-General of NSZL.

Cooperation with the National Library of Turkey

As a member of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s delegation, Director-General of NSZL Dr. László Tüske visited Ankara at the end of June 2017. During this visit, he met Zülfi Toman, Director of the National Library of Turkey, and they signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.

Pom Pom, Mirr-Murr and Others

Bequest of composer Zsolt Pethő became part of the Music Collection of NSZL in Spring 2017. A chamber exhibition was compiled from selected documents of this bequest for the Night of Museums 2017. The exhibition will be open in the reading room and corridor of our Music Collection until July 15, and after the annual summer closure, between August 22 and September 30, 2017.