2000+ Nationwide Concerts, Guided Exhibitions & Interactive Events Await at 'Night Of Museums' in Hungary

  • 14 Jun 2023 11:33 AM
  • Hungary Matters
2000+ Nationwide Concerts, Guided Exhibitions & Interactive Events Await at 'Night Of Museums' in Hungary
More than 2,200 programmes including concerts, guided exhibitions and interactive events will await visitors at 442 venues nationwide at the Night of Museums on June 24, an official of the ministry of culture and innovation told a press conference.

Deputy state secretary Máté Vincze said last year’s event drew over 300,000 visitors.

Veszprém, in western Hungary, will be in the focus of this year’s programme, with nearly 500 programmes at 30 venues, he added.

Ten institutes will offer programmes presenting the work of world-renowned mathematician John von Neumann, who was born 120 years ago.

This year’s motto and main topic

Trends change, waves follow each other, but some things are eternal.

This year's Night of Museums will focus on timeless and changing trends, to show how different influences have affected our culture, how they have left their mark on later eras or disappeared almost without trace.

The declared aim of the theme is to inspire museums, public collections and exhibition venues to present an unusual look at their own collections from a different perspective than they are used to and to create something new and different.

The themes also help you gain an insight into a the development of a discipline by showing what tools, directions and discoveries have been the ones t"setting the trend" trend' in a way, through modernization, in the fields presented in the exhibitions.

"We are on TREND"

Which are the eternal trends and which are the ones that emerge for a shorter or longer period of time only to disappear without trace and give way to something new and up-and-coming to a new, upcoming trend?

And is there an ideal situation where a given trend or tendency also lends a certain equilibrium in the life of either an individual artist or an (artistic) period?

But it is also important for the museum world to follow trends; whether it is museum pedagogy, or by (re)ordering the use of audiovisual tools to bring the centuries/ millennia-old values.

In line with the thematic priority, the participating exhibition sites will be able to present their exhibitions and related programs, they will show how trends are changing, how new and newer ones follow one another and yet there is something that is eternal.

This year, the event series is over 20 years old, and over the years more and more young people have been taking part in the programs, making them increasingly "trendy" going to the museum.

For the trendiest program click on the program list or download the Muzéj mobile app on your phone!

Beloved soprano Erika Miklósa will be the event’s ambassador. 

This year, Erika Miklósa, holder of the Order of St. Stephen of Hungary, winner of the Kossuth and Liszt Ferenc Prize, is the ambassador of the Night of Museums.

Erika will accompany you to exciting museums and unique exhibitions. You can watch the fun short films on Muzéj's Facebook and Instagram pages.

In the spring, Erika took part in several guided tours and interactive activities to promote the Night of Museums on 24 June.

The world-famous singer visited the Szentendre Skanzen, where she was enchanted by the turn-of-the-century Transylvanian town, visited the very modern Mint Museum, where she was able to hold an authentic gold bar and then visited the Semmelweis Museum of Medical History, and afterwards she visited the Golden Eagle Museum of Pharmacy, learning about the beneficial effects of medicinal herbs still used today.

Now, with the Night of the MUseums more than twenty years old and increasingly popular with young people, the institutions are preparing this year with special programs. Erika Miklósa is delighted to be part of the country's largest cultural program since, as she stressed, in addition to the transmission of traditional values she also loves to to raise young people's awareness of culture.

Ticket prices: 
Adults: HUF 2500
Children (6-18 years old): HUF 1200
Children under 6: free

Detailed program: Night Of Museums

Photo: Museum of Pécs 

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