The Authentic Quartet will play music from the library’s Music Collection, including works by old masters such as Joseph Haydn, followed by a solo performance by pianist Tamás Érdi. Zoltán Rátóti and Péter Huzella’s performance, A bor filozófiája [The Philosophy of Wine], will present texts by Béla Hamvas and Hungarian poems related to wine set to music.
In our exhibition Vershaza [Land of Poems], you will be guided through the original manuscripts of the Himnusz [Hymn], Szózat [Appeal], and Nemzeti dal [National Song], put on display for this night only, and you will be able to see a number of interesting facts using modern IT tools, and you can print your own National Song using the same printing press of the Landerer and Heckenast Printing House used during the Revolution and War of Independence of 1848. In our chamber exhibition inspired by famous Hungarian brands, which you can also visit with a guided tour, we also have a selection of old posters from famous Hungarian brands like Stühmer, Dréher and IBUSZ.
You can also tour our building and wander with us deep into our dark warehouses, but also discover the secrets of the restorers’ workshop. Our guests can playfully and interactively investigate the cultural heritage of the Széchényi family, bid for old and new publications and curiosities in a real auction at our mini book auctions – three times during the evening – and find treasures in the secondhand bookshop during the breaks!
Patterns from foreign and local designers are combined with her own style in Andrea Soponyai’s exceptional jewellery collection made of quality beads – Swarovski crystal, Czech faceted minerals and Japanese pearls – which can be tried on and purchased.
The Majorka Theatre’s puppet show is welcoming everyone, Rolando’s magic shows will entertain the young and the old, and you can enjoy playing with Gondosdesign’s giant puzzles. In our indoor playground kids can try out face painting and many other games.
You can also browse through slide film albums from the 1950s, design your own story or story cube and watch old slide films with the help of our expert colleagues, while the staff of the digitisation workshop will be on hand from early evening until dawn to show you around the in the Digitization Centre featuring the latest equipment.
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