Old monasteries, preserving and passing on human culture in general, have necessarily become sort of museums through centuries. This process may originate from the fact that the monks considered liturgy and the service of God as the most precious part of their life, thus, liturgy gave birth to many kinds of works of art.

In the case of Pannonhalma this was uniquely inhanced by the partial transformation of the monastic community to an intellectual-educational profile after 1802. The ever-growing collections were needed for demonstration and scientific research.

At the construction of the library (1824) the side rooms next to the main hall were designated to the collections: the paintings, engravings, coins, antiquities, the herbarium, the minerals, the tree- and kernel-collection, stuffed birds and the dactylothek.

Even today the collections of the Archabbey take a significant position among the national collections.

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