Hungarian Academy in Rome

Hungarian Academy in Rome
Photo By Klára Várhelyi

The Hungarian Academy promotes its traditions through a calendar full of events

The origins of the Academy of Hungary in Rome trace back to the opening of the papal archives in the late 1800s. When Hungarians were among the first to investigate these documents. In 1927, Palazzo Falconieri was bought by the Hungarian State by an initiative of the Minister of Interior and of Culture, Kunó Klebelsberg, who established in the building the Hungarian Academy in Rome in order to host the representatives of Hungarian science, culture, and art.

Hungarian Academy in Rome
Photo By Klára Várhelyi

The greatest Hungarian scientists, writers, painters, and sculptors of the time stayed at the institute. After a few changes, in 2016, the Academy became part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and now it operates under the name Collegium Hungaricum of Rome, keeping its traditional name in Italian, Accademia d’Ungheria a Roma.

Currently, the Academy is dedicated to studying archives and libraries, working with the Vatican, and collaborating with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and other local institutions.

In its efforts to expand knowledge of Hungarian culture, the Academy offers a rich program, from film projections, classic music concerts to literary events, and dance performances. Moreover, the Academy takes part in popular annual events such as the Open House Rome, FAI initiatives, and the Night of Museums.


Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma

Via Giulia, 1 – Palazzo Falconieri

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am –7.30pm

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