The Digital Archives of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre contain the brief descriptions of our own collection according to the holdings of the museum, like Liszt’s original manuscripts, letters, the annotated catalogue of his library and scores, graphics, sculptures, medals, and the other holdings. At the moment more, than 5000 items described in Hungarian and English with digital photos or coloured scans will be available on the website, that is about 85 per cent of our whole collection, which in the near future we intend to complete to give access to our entire collection.
The majority of our material is related to the last period of the composer’s life, that is to his activity at the Academy of Music in Budapest, but it also includes valuable documents to do with the young Liszt, especially in connection with his visits to Hungary.
The material put on the web will provide information not only for specialists but for the wider public as well, and for anyone interested in it; teachers can use it in their work. The illustrated descriptions contain the most important data about our collection. They will greatly promote research work: those researchers who intend to work at the Research Centre may then arrive with references to concrete items.
It is not necessary to log in the database in order to use it, this function is created for our staff to be able to develop it.
The database is continually to be revised and developed.