Night of Museums at the ELTE University Library and Archives

According to our tradition, we will join the Night of Museums on the 22th of June 2024. From 3 p.m. in the afternoon until midnight, our library welcomes all visitors with craft activities, concerts, guided tours, restoration workshops and Copernicus Memorial Exhibition.

Our bookbinding and calligraphy workshop is open for children and adults from 15.00 this year.

Our evening programmes open at 6 p.m. with a concert by the ELTE Eötvös Art Ensemble String Quartet.

On our Hungarian and English library tours, visitors can learn about the history of the library palace and the Perczel Globe, and take a look behind the scenes at our historic library. Guided by our restorer, you can gain an insight into paper-casting and bookbinding techniques, along with the process of book disinfection.

We invite you to visit the exhibition „The man who moved the Earth out of its place” – Copernicus Memorial Exhibition.

The night will be enriched by the string quartet of the ELTE Art Ensemble at 18.00 and the „More than Klezmer on the Night of Museums” – Sabbathsong Klezmer Band at 20.30.

Guests will be able to colour in their own bookmarks, take part in our Copernicus quiz for small prizes and build our library palace and reassemble fragments of our codex pages with our library puzzle.

The doors of the Eötvös Exhibition will also be open, where you can learn about the life and work of Loránd Eötvös through our interactive tools and the instruments of the researcher.

For more information, please visit our website or the Night of Museums’ homepage.

All visitors are welcome!

Photo, audio and video recordings will be made of the events. The recordings will be published on the websites, publications, forums and social media of the participating institutions.

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