The National Library welcomed three representatives of the Ukrainian Library Association who had been participating in the conference New Experience of Libraries in the Context of Environmental Change in Lithuania.
On 23 May 2023, Judit Gerencsér, Deputy Director General and Zoltán Lewalt-Jezierski, Chief of the Cabinet of the Director General of the National Széchényi Library, participated at the 22nd Professional Seminar on Library Trends 2023 – TLib 2023: seminar for librarians and information specialists in the V4 countries, held in Banská Bystrica, at the Slovak State Scientific Library.
In 2009, the first Museum Night was organised in Estonia. Since then, this magic night has been celebrated every year on a Saturday evening in May when nearly two hundred museums and memory institutions across Estonia open their doors until late night. National Library of Estonia has taken part in this traditional event for many years already.
After a European tour through Brașov, Tirana, Brussels, Leskovac, and Veles, the exhibition “CAN for Balkans” arrives in Bucharest, in a suitable setting – in the Atrium of the National Library of Romania. Here, the initiators’ approach was completed with a representative selection of comic books dedicated to the subject, hold in the collections of our library.
Sign in and you will find digital copies of books, newspapers, magazines, scientific proceedings, articles, which were published from the invention of printing until the beginning of the 21st century. All works in the public domain as well as the so-called out-of-commerce works are accessible in the member’s area of the European Economic Area.
On the 10th of May the American Space was opened at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania. It was established by agreement between the National Library and the US Embassy in Lithuania. The purpose of this space is to introduce visitors to US literature, culture, economy and history, and to promote cultural cooperation between the two countries.
The exhibition Essence of a Typographer. Niclaes Mollijns: Riga-Antwerp (25 May – 28 June) tells the story about Niclaes Mollijns, an apprentice of eminent European printer Christoph Plantin, who arrived in Riga in 1588 heralded the start of a long-awaited printing business, not only in Riga, but in the whole of Livonia.
KBR preserves the oldest illustrated manuscript in Dutch, Jacob van Maerlant’s Rijmbijbel. Because of its famous author, luxurious character and artistic level of illumination, this 13th-century codex is among the international masterpieces of the Middle Ages. On the occasion of the publication of the book “De Rijmbijbel van Jacob van Maerlant: het oudste geïllustreerde handschrift in het Nederlands”, the manuscript is put on display at the KBR museum from 23 May.
The annual Erland Kolding Nielsen Grant awards funds of up to €5,000 to national library projects which promote international collaboration and strengthens bonds between CENL libraries. In its meeting in April, the CENL Executive Committee reviewed all of the submissions and awarded three grants. We are delighted to announce that this year’s EKN grants go to: the National Library of Hungary, the National Library of France, and the National Library of Moldova. Find out more about this year’s grantees here.