World War I on maps. A selection from the collection

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2017/09/29 - 2018/03/31


National Széchényi Library started setting up a collection related to World War I as early as September 1914, shortly after the outbreak of the war, and the collection kept growing until the beginning of the 1920s. Not only various books, periodicals and prints, but also a lot of stamps, special, manuscript materials and even memorabilia had been collected.

This part of our exhibition series focusing on World War I selects from the collection, presenting not only period maps that have been sent in but also other special documents. The themes of display cabinets feature various front sections, so visitors can have a look at, for example, Turkish and Russian posters, manuscript maps from the occupied Serbia or on Romanian invasion. Toys and paper models distributed during World War I are also presented.

By this small chamber exhibition, we would like to show the diversity and rarities of our collection detected during continuous processing.

Venue: National Széchényi Library, H-1014 Budapest, Buda Royal Palace, Wing F, Floor 6, Map Collection
Date: The exhibition will be open between September 29, 2017 and March 30, 2018, Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Visitors who do not own a Reader Pass to NSZL can attend our temporary chamber exhibitions for a flat fee of HUF 400.