Monument Protection Archives Reopen in Budapest

Monument Protection Archives Reopen in Budapest

Monument Protection Archives Reopen in Budapest
Viktor Myskovszky’s drawing of the Saint Michael chapel
 at Kassa (Košice, SK)

The nationwide program of monument protection has been by way of several modifications in Hungary all through the final handful of years: have a search at the diagram on the internet site of the institution to get an strategy. I did not report on each and every action of this approach (the most modern overview dates from almost a few decades in the past)  – which led to the entire closing of Hungary’s Nationwide Business for Cultural Heritage. Even though day-to-day jobs of heritage defense are carried out by numerous ministries and federal government offices, the treatment of the wealthy archives of the nationwide workplace was unsure for some time.
Last but not least in 2017, the Archives were being handed above to the Hungarian Academy of Arts. This institution is now called Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Defense Documentation Centre. The Academy took care of going the collections to a new, temporary site, wherever now they have been created available once again. As indicated by the name, aspect of this selection is that of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture, which is also supervised by the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

The Monument Safety Doc Company signifies the most sizeable assortment of archival substance for the research of the historic Kingdom of Hungary. Product gathered at the archives due to the fact 1872, the foundation of the Non permanent Committee for Historic Monuments, and it covers the whole territory of the Carpathian basin. All the documentation of the big restorations carried in Hungary through the very last many years of the 19th century can be found there, together with files surveying monuments of the land. Throughout the 20th century, content ongoing to accumulate there.

The Doc Service is made up of the next pieces:

  • Historical archives – this is where by all the documentation is retained, together with correspondence
  • Selection of designs – plans and drawings are saved here, along with a tremendous-crucial collection of watercolor copies of medieval wall paintings
  • Picture repository – the biggest collection of historic photos of Hungarian monuments
  • Library – Hungary’s most important library specialised in monument security, restoration, etc.
Duplicate of wall painting at Mártonhely (Martjanci, SLO) by István Gróh

Romanesque stone carvings from Pécs cathedral, photo by Péter Gerecze