Successful Night of Museums at the ELTE University Library and Archives

According to our tradition, this year we joined the Night of Museums series of events, which included craft activities, concerts, guided tours, restoration and calligraphy workshops, as well as an exhibition entitled Buda Chronicle 550

The programme opened with a concert by the String Quartet from the ELTE University Concert Orchestra in the lobby, featuring works by Mozart, Kreisler, Elgar and Weiner.

Through our building tours, visitors were given an insight into the history of the library and the rooms of the historic building. They were also able to learn about the restoration process, our museum collection, the life and work of Loránd Eötvös and create unique hardcover books. During our event, the Festival Academy Budapest Ensemble gave a concert in the lobby, introducing our guests to the mysteries of music literature.

This year's event also included the presentation of the Buda Chronicle. The Chronica Hungarorum by András Hess is the most famous publication of the first printing house in Hungary, and the original version preserved in our library is also renowned for the fact that the edition never left the territory of historic Hungary.

The chamber exhibition of historical works related to the Buda Chronicle is open until the 8th of September 2023, from 10.00 to 15.00 on weekdays. Registration is possible at All visitors are welcome!





Source/author of illustration:
Ádám Kuttner