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Our recently published volume focuses on the art historical correlations of image making and reception. Illustrated press is a less known segment of the history of 19th-century media. Its study is a typically interdisciplinary field, being one of the hottest topics of culture research and modern image research.
We would like to inform our readers and visitors that, as of February 2, 2016, the cloakroom of the Library was moved back to its original place, to the premises opening right from the main entrance. Rules for the use of the cloakroom have not changed, it is compulsory and free.
On Monday February 1, 2016, during the early morning hours web server maintenance will be performed. We regret to inform you that during these hours, several of our websites including will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.  
Mohammed Abd Alhadi Almatrafi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Budapest paid a visit to NSZL, in the company of Dr. Abd Elmunam Kaddoura, editor-in-chief of Kék Duna Magazin (Blue Danube Magazine) and a staff member of the Embassy.
On January 22, the National Day of Hungarian Culture, the original manuscript of  Hymnus (Hymn) will be on display in Lenti. In addition to the exhibition, lectures will also be delivered and musical programs will be held. The national library will host a two-day scientific session entitled Propaganda – history, art and media in World War I.
Related to its exhibition entitled Propaganda in World War I, NSZL organized an international scientific session entitled Propaganda – history, art and media in World War I. The two-day conference will take place on January 22-23, 2016, and it will be delivered in the interdisciplinary medium of three major disciplines including history and the history of literature and art.
An exhibition presenting the life of the world-famous escapologist, illusionist and magician of Hungarian origin, who died 90 years ago, will be opened at 17.30 on January 26, 2016 in National Széchényi Library. The exhibition will present original memorabilia and original objects used in American film entitled Houdini (2014), in order to evoke the figure, life and stunts of the famous artist.
Several books related to National Széchényi Library were published at the end of last year. These publications cover various disciplines ranging from literary theory to the history of printing.
In the first quarter of 2016, National Széchényi Library will organize a free series of screenings of films which were presented at the Hungarian Pavilion of Expo Milano 2015. The organizers of Expo Milano aimed at putting the culture of the exhibiting countries in the spotlight by providing a reason and opportunity to make these films.
Dear Visitors! We are waiting for you with longer opening hours in the New Year! Our Library will open its doors again at 9 a.m. on Tuesday Januray 5, 2016. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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