About the contents of the exhibit
Galeria Centralis will exhibit all 1956 - related scientific research work, monographs, studies, bibliographies and source listings by Hungarian authors that were published after 1989. The publications will be categorized based on
the most commonly occurring topics in the research of this era. The activities
and history of individual research centers will also be presented, when relevant
The exhibition will function as a reading and research room, where visitors can
study the printed and electronic literature about the Revolution. The computer
database, digitized photo collection, and Oral History Archives database created
by the 1956 Institute will be available for use on the spot, as well as the
Internet-based educational materials and forthcoming CD ROM produced by the
Institute. The perusal of these materials will be aided by documentaries made in
1956 and segments of films made after 1989 about the historiography of 1956.
A few of the most important items in the Oral History Archives will also
be available for reading – only in copy, of course. Additionally, the exhibit will
feature a computer database of sound documents and programs about 1956 in
the Archives of Hungarian Radio. Segments from these broadcasts – including
the programs of Radio Free Europe during the Revolution, which are currently
being processed – can be listened to at the exhibition.
Opening: January 28, 1999, Thursday, 6 pm. The exhibit will be opened by Mr.
Domokos Kosary, historian, former President of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences. Mr. Arpad Goncz, President of the Hungarian Republic, will grace the
event with his presence.