The European Heritage Days

Two buildings of the Central Bank of Hungary were opened to the public as part of the European Heritage Days. On 16th of September the MNB Buda Centre and on 17the of September the MNB Supervision Centre offered guided tours of the contemporary art collection realized by the Central Bank of Hungary, which given by Zita Varga, cultural heritage expert and museum educator.

The event was well received, hence the visitors gained insight into the structure of the diverse and intergenerational collection, and were able to get to know the most prominent artist and young talents of the collection. The theme of the two-day long event this year was ‘Our Living Heritage’, and it was perfectly matched by the art collection. The core of the collection consists of paintings by artists who began experimenting with abstract tendencies in the 1960s and 1970s. Their inspiration in the field is exemplary and still today carries its legacy, thus becoming eternal for the young artists and art lovers equally.

In the MNB Centre in Buda, visitors could see works by Zsófi Barabás, Péter Somody, Kamill Major and Dávid Szentgróti, while in the MNB Supervision Centre and Hungarian Money Museum and Visitor Center, visitors could see works by Tamás Konok, Judit Horváth Lóczi, Imre Bak and Vera Molnár, among others.