URGENT NOTICE - COVID-19 - Phase Two of the CEU Covid-19 Action Plan will be implemented on both campuses. This plan will take effect on March 12 and remain in place until at least April 15. The Galeria Centralis and the Research Room of Blinken OSA will be closed till further notice. During the closure, please visit our online digital repository and other digital contents from our holdings.

Galeria Centralis

Galeria Centralis

Open from Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday
closed

Address
Budapest V. Arany János u. 32. 
Telephone
(+36 1) 327-3250 
Fax
(+36 1) 327-3260 
General information
info@osaarchivum.org 
Public programs
bertalan@ceu.edu - Nóra Bertalan

Galeria Centralis is both an integral part and an extension of the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives: it reflects on, opens up, and makes available to the larger public what is usually hidden, unavailable, and used only by a select group of researchers. The exhibition hall and its virtual incarnation provide additional space for reflection on the nature of the archive and the document, bringing into question the relationship between the past and the present, their perception and representation. By relating textual traces of the past to visual signs, by presenting radically new contexts for the objects of the past, it allows for unexpected new readings.

The Galeria aims at resonance : helping visitors to understand the dynamics of the world from which the documents (text, images, and objects) emerge, and to witness the changes that the interplay of the documents in new contexts creates.

The Galeria, especially its virtual version, is consciously used as an educational tool for institutions of higher learning, balancing on the intersection between creative artistic presentation and scholarly representation, and provides specific, high-quality material on recent history and human and information rights.