An exhibition with over 300 artefacts demonstrating the history of Hungarian-Croatian cultural relations opened in the Hungarian National Museum (MNM) on Thursday.
Entitled “Ars at virtus. Croatia – Hungary: 800 Years of Common Cultural Heritage”, the exhibition has been organised by MNM and Zagreb’s Galerija Klovicevi dvorival.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Human Resources Minister Miklós Kásler noted that the two nations’ history had become intertwined as early as after the death of Croatian King Zvonimir in 1089, when the Croatian crown had been offered to King Ladislaus I of Hungary.
MNM Chief Director László L. Simon said that the sister exhibition of this show had become the exhibition of the year in Croatia in 2020.
Nina Obuljen Korzinek, Croatia’s minister of culture and media, said the Zagreb exhibition had been the central cultural event of Croatia’s EU presidency.
The Budapest exhibition will remain open to the public until March 15, 2022.
Featured photo by Balázs Mohai/MTI