Reconstructed Museum of Fine Arts Budapest to reopen on 31 October this year
27 February 2018
27 February 2018.
After more than three years of reconstruction, the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest will reopen its doors this October. The museum will await visitors in its renovated building with permanent exhibitions arranged according to a new concept after its collection’s reunification with that of the Hungarian National Gallery. The renewed institution and the new exhibitions will be opened to the general public in two stages: the spaces in the basement and the recently renovated Romanesque wing can be visited from 31 October, and all the new exhibitions can be viewed from the middle of 2019.
The Romanesque Hall
A short story of the reconstruction
17 July 2018.
In spite of the fact that the Romanesque Hall is the most ornate part of the interior of the museum, it has been closed off to visitors for over seventy years. The hall was severely damaged during World War II and has not been restored until now. Due to lack of space elsewhere, the hall served as a convenient solution to storage problems of the museum and as a warehouse of last resort it ended up in a crowded and chaotic condition. The Romanesque Hall was finally restored as part of the reconstruction works carried out between 2015 and 2018. In the following images, the extraordinary history of the hall comes to life.
Information for visitors
17 July 2018.
The permanent exhibitions are arranged according to a new concept: besides the treasures of Egyptian and Classical Antiquity, the history of European and Hungarian art until the end of the 18th century is displayed here due to the reunification of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery. From 31 October, the following exhibitions can be visited in the recently renovated Romanesque wing. The reopening of the museum is accompanied by a special temporary cabinet exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse and Rider will be displayed together with other masterpieces by the Renaissance master and his contemporaries. For more information klick to the title.