Night of Museums at the ELTE University Library and Archives

According to our tradition, we will join the Night of Museums on the 24th of June 2023, opening our Buda Chronicle 550 chamber exhibition. From 3 p.m. in the afternoon until midnight, our library welcomes all visitors with craft activities, concerts, guided tours, restoration and calligraphy workshops. Tickets are available at our library information desk.

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 String Quartet from the Eötvös Loránd University Orchestra.

On our 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.

On the occasion of the 550th anniversary of the publication of the first book printed in Hungary, we invite you to the opening of an exhibition of our books related to the Chronica Hungarorum, entitled Buda Chronicle 550, at 19.00. Our guests are invited to test their knowledge and learn more about the Buda Chronicle in our quiz game, which is continuously available.

From 20.30 the evening will be enriched by classical music concert entitled History of Love – Happiness, Misery and Healing, performed by the Festival Academy Budapest Ensemble.

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.

Detailed programme available on our website and on the official website of the Night of Museums.

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.

Source/author of illustration:
Night of Museums (website)