Book, gown, science – Symbols from the past of Eötvös Loránd University

On the 17th of September 2022, as part of the Cultural Heritage Days, the University Library and Archives’ new exhibition was opened, presenting the most important documents and symbols of our university’s history.

The exhibition includes documents, pictures and objects ranging from Péter Pázmány’s founding charter to the ornate article of law issued for the university’s 300th anniversary. A virtual exhibition on a tablet in the room traces the history of the university's symbols up to the present day. The ELTE Alumni Centre supported the event by providing a stand for the tablet displaying the virtual exhibition.

Dr. Kulcsár Szabó Ernőné Gombos Annamária, Director General of the University Library and Archives, welcomed the participants of the opening ceremony, and then Csilla Pataky, Head of the Alumni Centre, briefly described the importance and the functioning of the Alumni organisation. The exhibition was opened by Dr. László Szögi, the former director general of the University Library and Archives, who emphasized in his speech, that every institution needs to explore its past and preserve its tangible memories, therefore it is of particular importance, that the university’s founding charters, emblems and symbols of the university are on display in the exhibition.

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE University Library and Archives