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 Copernicus Memorial Exhibition

The programme opened with a concert by the ELTE „Eötvös” Art Ensemble String Quartet from the ELTE University Concert Orchestra in the lobby, featuring works by Mozart, Telemann, Elgar and Mendelssohn.

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, our guests were able to attend the concert of the soloists of the Sabbathsong Klezmer Band and the world-famous cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes, entitled More than Klezmer on the Night of Museums.

This year’s event also included the presentation of the Copernicus Memorial Exhibition. Visitors were able to take an interesting quiz based on the exhibition, colour bookmarks and use our library puzzles to build our library palace and reassemble fragments of our codex pages.

The Copernicus Memorial Exhibition is open until the 10th of September 2024, from 10.00 to 15.00 on weekdays. Registration is possible at

Sabbathsong Klezmer Band koncertje


Source/author of illustration:
Ádám Kuttner