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The Night of Museums Will Await Visitors with 2,500 Programs across the Country

MTI-Hungary Today 2024.06.13.
The Aviation Museum in Szolnok during last year’s event.

On June 22, 450 institutions will offer around 2,500 programs for the countrywide cultural event called Night of Museums. Two of this year’s highlights are Székesfehérvár and Esztergom, and several accompanying programs are linked to the European Football Championship.

“This is the 22nd edition of the Night of Museums. This year, museums will draw attention to the important precursors of different artistic styles, but also to new trends,” said Róbert Zsigó, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Culture and Innovation, at a press conference.

In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, museums will also offer family and children’s programs, film screenings, interactive events, folk art attractions, and concerts.

“This year’s theme is ‘assist,’ in connection with the European Football Championship. The theme of  assist refers to the fact that for successful football, the work of the whole team is essential. Nowadays, cultural values are also a series of ‘assists’,” said Zsigó.

In Székesfehérvár (central Hungary), 50 programs await visitors at 15 venues. “The most important task of local government is community organization, which is unthinkable without culture and sport. The Night of Museums is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our cultural and historical values,” said András Cser-Palkovics, Mayor of Székesfehérvár.

Among the city’s programs on June 22, he drew attention to the joint exhibition of the Military History Museum and the King Stephen Museum, the Chinese exhibition at the István Csók Gallery in cooperation between Szeged and Székesfehérvár, and the visitor center of the Coronation Basilica. He added that this year, visitors can support the István Regőczi Foundation through charity.

The “Treasures of Ancient China” temporary exhibition is on display until June 28. Photo: Facebook/Szent István Király Múzeum

In Esztergom (northern Hungary). there will be 65 programs in 13 locations.

Esztergom is Hungary’s first city, and its past and historical, religious, and cultural monuments give us a special opportunity and responsibility.

For us, the Night of Museums is a celebration and a collaboration, and Párkány [Štúrovo, town in Slovakia] will also be included in the programs as an additional cross-border venue”, said Zoltán Szekér, Managing Director of Visit Esztergom. He highlighted the presentation of the coronation throne of King Charles IV in the Christian Museum.

For detailed information about the Night of Museums program, please visit their website. A free mobile app is also available, and the event’s Facebook and Instagram pages will feature interesting facts, information, and prize draws.

Photo: Facebook/Múzeumok Éjszakája

A wristband is required to visit the events and exhibitions of the Night of Museums in the capital: an adult wristband costs HUF 3,000 (EUR 7.60), a children’s wristband (6-18 years old) costs HUF 1,500 (EUR 3.80). It entitles you not only to admission to the institutions and to participate in the programs, but also to use the BKK museum bus services free of charge.

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Via MTI, Featured image: Facebook/Múzeumok Éjszakája

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