Wosinsky Mór Museum in Szekszárd (southern Hungary)
The Hungarian Genius Traveling Exhibition, organized in the framework of the Petőfi 200 commemorative year, is attracting great interest. So far, a total of 150,000 people have visited the large-scale exhibition featuring the geniuses of the region, announced the Ministry of Culture and Innovation.
The government is supporting the Hungarian Genius Program with HUF 3.5 billion (EUR 9 million), including 38 permanent exhibitions, 26 temporary exhibitions, and 39 scientific projects by the end of 2024.
The program, implemented with the support of the Association of Hungarian Rural Museums, will cover the entire Carpathian Basin thanks to the participation of institutions from abroad.
FactIn addition to the exhibition, the Hungarian Genius Program provides financial support to rural museums through a call for proposals. The funding will enable museums to create brand new temporary and permanent exhibitions to showcase their assets, as well as to carry out scientific research, and organize conferences and study tours for the benefit of their local communities.
“The Hungarian Genius Traveling Exhibition is part of the program and is accompanied by a huge interest during its journey. The theme is revolutionary, as the heritage of our Hungarian nation, the most significant artifacts of the region, have never been exhibited in one place at one time before.
In this representative and grandiose exhibition, visitors will discover the geniuses of the countryside, the most valuable and unique artifacts of the rural museums.
154 historical, archaeological, ethnographic, and art historical artifacts from 67 institutions will tell the story of the past two millennia,” the ministry revealed.
The exhibition was launched in April 2022, in Kecskemét (central Hungary), and was open to the public in Gyula (southeastern Hungary), Debrecen (eastern Hungary), Győr (northwestern Hungary), Szombathely (western Hungary), and Eger (northern Hungary) until August 31. The exhibition is on display as of yesterday at the Wosinsky Mór Museum in Szekszárd (southern Hungary).
The exhibition was launched in the framework of the 2022-2023 Sándor Petőfi
commemorative year that started on September 1 last year. The government is providing HUF 9 billion (EUR 23.3 million) to support bicentenary programs, rural museums, and the development of literary memorial houses and memorial sites. The Petőfi Literary Museum in Budapest has launched the Petőfi Bus, a traveling exhibition that visits more than 200 towns and villages in Hungary and abroad, and from January, a new permanent exhibition
is open to visitors, entitled To Be a Poet or not to Be
Via MTI, Featured image via Facebook/Magyar Géniusz Program