Museum of Applied Hungarian Folk Art
The Council of Applied Folk Arts was founded in 1953. From 2004 on, it is operating as the Applied Folk Arts Section of the Folk Arts Department at the Hungarian Heritage House.
The General Manager and the Applied Folk Art Section are supported by the Applied Folk Art Advisory Board.
The Applied Folk Arts Section supervises the Museum of Applied Hungarian Folk Art. The museum has a collection of approximately 9,000 items scattered in local applied folk arts museums throughout the country. The Budapest head museum also holds a considerable amount of exhibition material.
The Budapest head museum is located at 6 Szilágyi Dezső tér, right across the Hungarian Heritage House.
Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM
The majority of the collection consists of textiles, embroideries, wood- and bone carvings and products of folk pottery. There is a smaller amount of laces, dolls in folk costumes, baskets, furniture, metalwork, leatherwork, blue-dye textiles and decorated eggs.
The activities of the Museum are in line with the tasks assigned by the government. Such a task is the qualification of folk artworks, as well as calling for contests and organizing exhibitions.
The collection of the Museum of Applied Hungarian Folk Art is unique in the sense that its items - the products of contemporary applied Hungarian folk art - are being produced continuously. Acquisition of new items is subject to an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary trends and changes.
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