An exhibition entitled Star, Constellations. Science in the Court of King Matthias was opened in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on November 8, 2018. The exhibition will be open until February 28, 2019.
Renaissance-era royal court of King Matthias Hunyadi had been famous all over Europe, and it had attracted a lot of scholars to Hungary. One of the major figures was Johannes Regiomontanus, considered to be the greatest mathematician and astronomer of his era, who lived in Buda and Esztergom 550 years ago. The Manuscript Collection of the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has been the keeper of quite a few works belonging to the era of King Matthias Hunyadi, including the Carbo corvina, codices and incunabula, which give an insight into the world of period scientific publications. In addition to the treasures kept by the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the exhibition also presents works of art borrowed from other institutions, including an astronomical tool, a King Matthias-era torquetum borrowed from Cracow.