Books, robes, science – University history exhibition at the Autumn Festival of Museums

Our mini exhibition „Book, Robe, Science – Symbols from the Past of Eötvös Loránd University” is open until the 11th of November 2022 as part of the Autumn Festival of Museums.

The exhibition presents the major turning points in the history of Eötvös Loránd University, with the help of memorabilia from the University Library and Archives. Through symbols, our guests can follow the development of the Jesuit-founded institution serving Catholic education, from its transformation into a state and royal university to the 300th anniversary of its foundation. After the university reform in 1949, many traditions were ceased to be practised and the related representative objects were transferred to museums. The fate of these objects in the 20th and 21st centuries is explored in the virtual space of the exhibition.

For a detailed programme, please, visit our homepage. All visitors are welcome!


University Library and Archives, Eötvös Loránd University, Boardroom

1053 Budapest, Ferenciek tere 6.

More information:

The exhibition is open to the public during the Autumn Festival of Museums until the 11th of November 2022, on weekdays between 10.00 and 15.00. Registration is possible at

Source/author of illustration:
ELTE University Library and Archives, Diploma Inaugurale, 1780 (detail)