A new Turkish book donation for the NSZL

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On 16 May 2023, Dávid Rózsa, Director General of the NSZL, welcomed Turkish Ambassador C. Gülşen Karanis Ekşioğlu and his entourage, Zsuzsanna Oláh, the Ambassador's Assistant and Osman Can Ürel, the Cultural Attaché. On behalf of the NSZL, Judit Gerencsér, Deputy Director General and Zoltán Lewalt-Jezierski, Head of Cabinet, also participated in the professional meeting.


At the meeting, the Turkish Ambassador ceremonially handed over a gift of 225 volumes of books on various subjects from the Presidential Library (Cumhurbaşkanlığı Millet Kütüphanesi) in Ankara. The book donation will enrich the collection of the national library in the future. The publications will be made available to users in the general collection and the National Library of Foreign Literature.

In 2021, as a member of the Prime Minister's delegation to Turkey, Director General Dávid Rózsa signed a cooperation agreement with the Nation's Library of the Presidency. The book donation arrived in Hungary thanks to the professional partnership.


The library staff also prepared a special presentation for the Ambassador. Viktor Papp, a staff member of the Historical Photo and Video Collection of the NSZL, presented a photo album of Constantinople from 1869, which was donated to the national library as a legacy of Baron Ferenc Révay. The book contains ten unique views, which, when juxtaposed, form a panorama of almost 300 degrees. The photographs were taken from one of the most famous buildings in the city, the Galata Tower, which, in terms of its architectural history, can be clearly and definitively dated to 1869. The views have been digitally juxtaposed by our colleagues, revealing the photographer's goal at the time: a unique panorama of the city.


At the end of the official visit, the Turkish delegation toured the new permanent exhibition of the national library, entitled "Essence", which opened last year.



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