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The Corvina Library and the Buda Workshop – Exhibition

A CORVINA KÖNYVTÁR budai műhelye – kiállítás

The exhibition of National Széchényi Library entitled The Corvina Library and the Buda Workshop will be open from November 6, 2018 until February 9, 2019.

A lot of splendid corvinas and other decorative codices will arrive in National Széchényi Library from Hungarian collections, as well as from New York, Paris, the Vatican City and from different parts of the world. Out of the manuscripts, several precious items, representing an important part of the history of culture, will be on display for the first time in Hungary.

The exhibition opening on November 6 aims at exploring a so far hidden, less emphasized aspect of King Matthias Hunyadi’s library. In addition to the splendid codices ordered from Italy, similarly precious and decorative manuscripts were made in the royal court of Buda as well. It was due to the joint efforts of the book illuminators, book binders and scribes of Buda, and of the humanists dreaming up the library, that the royal bookhouse was converted into a decorative Renaissance-era royal library displaying uniform features. The aim of the exhibition is to explore and present the systematic and grandiose endeavor, serving the formation of a royal library in the court of Buda.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

Venue
National Széchényi Library, Corvina Exhibition Halls, H-1014 Budapest, 4-5-6 Szent György Square. Wing “F” of Buda Royal Palace
(It can be approached from Dózsa György Square by the Express Elevator, or by buses 16 or 16/A to Dísz Square, and a short walk via Lion Court.)

Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00 – 18.00
During the winter closure of NSZL, the exhibition will be open to visitors between December 27 and 29, 2018.

Ticket prices

  • “Mátyás és Beatrix” full price ticket (adult): HUF 2,600 /person
  • “Humanista” discount ticket (for children, students and retired visitors): HUF 1,300/ person
  • “Fekete Sereg” (group discount, for groups of adults over 10 persons): HUF 2,000/ person
  • ”Hunyadi” (family discount, 2 adults, 2 children): HUF 6,100
  • “Corvin János” small family discount (2 adults, 1 child): HUF 5,100
  • Museum education sessions for groups of students: HUF 3,500/ group (max. 25 persons)
    Preliminary registration for the session is required two weeks prior the session the latest, in writing, at the following address: csoportvezetes@oszk.hu
  • Professional guided tour/ Corvina exhibition: flat fee of HUF 6,000
    Preliminary registration for the session is required two weeks prior the session the latest, in writing, at the following address: csoportvezetes@oszk.hu

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