Beautiful Hungarian Map 2016 – exhibition

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2017/03/17 - 2017/04/01


The first Beautiful Hungarian Map competition dates back to 1996. The aim has been to raise the level of Hungarian map culture and help beautifully made maps gain more ground. To achieve this aim, the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Eötvös Lorand University (formerly Lazarus Mapping Foundation) and the Map Collection of NSZL invite entries to win the title of “Beautiful Hungarian Map” every year.

This year, 14 contestants sent in 36 entries which have been evaluated and awarded, respectively, by a jury including experts and laymen at the same time. Chairman of the jury was János Káldos, Professional Manager of the National Library System Project. The exhibition compiled from the competing maps will present an overall view of maps produced by the Hungarian map making community in 2016 for the general public.

The aim of the exhibition is to promote companies and organizations making cartographic works, and to draw the attention of not only professionals but also of the general public to new developments in this field.

The exhibition compiled from competing items will be open between March 17 and April 1, 2017 in the Ceremonial Hall of the Library on Floor 6, Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. (During the opening ceremony, admission is free.) Visitors who are not registered readers of NSZL can visit the exhibition for an entrance fee of HUF400.

Opening ceremony of the exhibition

Poster of the event

More about the event (in Hungarian) on Földabrosz blog