September 25, 2003. - Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary

 A meeting of librarians, archivists, and those working in the publishing industry,
who are Hungarian, of Hungarian origin, or with strong connections to Hungary

Hosted by the Consulate General of the Republic of Hungary

Photos: Courtesy of American Hungarian Library in New York

About 30 people gathered and listened to a presentation by Andras Riedlmayer, Bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard University's Fine Arts Library. Mr. Riedlmayer has been active in documenting the destruction of libraries, archives and other cultural heritage during the conflicts in Bosnia and Kosovo since 1992. In April 2002, and again this summer, he was called to testify before the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague... an expert witness on cultural destruction in the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. He has also been involved in efforts to restore and recover some of the heritage - manuscripts, archival documents, historic buildings - lost in the wars and "ethnic cleansing" of the past decade. His presentation was richly illustrated by slides, many taken on location following the devastation of the region.
The event was the first of its kind in recent years, and it was organized by Maria Oldal, Head of Cataloging and Database Maintenance at the Pierpont Morgan Library and Librarian at the American Hungarian Library in New York.

Maria Oldal, Dr. Gabor Horvath and Andras Riedlmayer >

After the presentation, Dr. Gabor Horvath Ambassador, Consul General invited the attendees for a lavish reception and an informal exchange of ideas.

Kapcsolódó oldalak