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Organized jointly by several cultural institutions, a scientific conference will be held on November 9-10, 2015 at the Arts Faculty of ELTE and in National Széchényi Library. Several Library staff members will also deliver lectures on topics related to the history of religion and culture.
Nil Baydar, chief restorer at Istanbul-based Institute of Turkish Manuscripts recently paid a visit to National Széchényi Library. At the professional meeting with Hungarian experts, it turned out that in Turkey the preservation, conservation and digital processing of manuscripts, early prints and rare books are carried out in a structure different from the one used in Hungary.
“The newspaper is living, it does not let itself be bound and its fate is just as diverse as that of people.” We are going to commemorate our recently deceased bibliographer colleague on November 5, 2015, at a conference organized jointly with Petőfi Literary Museum (PIM).
The final conference of Civic Epistemologies project will be held between November 11 and 13, 2015, in the building of  Berlin-based Hamburger Banhof Museum.
Until October 31, 2015, you can come and try out Gale Virtual Reference Library in the Library of Book History, Library and Information Science. The multidisciplinary database includes encyclopedias and other professional information resources in various special fields. Until now, these resources could be studied only in a printed format.
On October 9, 2015 Gaëlle Béquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre paid a visit to National Széchényi Library.
With the participation of Italian and Hungarian lecturers, National Széchényi Library held a highly successful corvina conference at the Hungarian Pavilion of Expo Milano on October 9, 2015.
“The most notable momentum about the Apor Codex is the first Hungarian translation of the Book of Psalms. It happens to be part of the same text tradition, other elements of which have been preserved by books of the Old Testament included in the Vienna Codex and by the four gospels which can be read in the Codex of Munich…” Presentation of the volume will be held on October 20, 2015, at 5 p.m., in the Library.
In Hungarian Electronic Library, you can read a trilingual publication reviewing a series of documentaries, made by director duo Katalin Petényi and Barna Kaba and Bence Gyöngyössy, on Italian-Hungarian art relations and the history of common cultural heritage.
The library of King Matthias Hunyadi was the first and most significant royal Renaissance-era library in Europe outside Italy. Contained within the library were 2,000 volumes at the time of Matthias’ death but following that, the majority of the codices had either been destroyed or scattered all over. At present, 216 corvinas are kept by libraries across Europe and the United States.
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