Following groups from the airport to the inner city of Budapest everyone ask as we pass by the Museum of Applied Arts: “What is that?” The building attracts a lot of attention because of its special look, a great example of an Art Nouveau building. As it was opened in 1872 it was the third Applied Arts museum in Europe, following London and Vienna. What is applied arts? It is objects that have been used in everyday life with special design and aesthetics. That is why you inside this museum can see chairs, cupboards, clocks, tables, chairs and similar objects creating the everyday life of a person.
The permanent exhibition is called “Collectors and Treasures” and it shows the history of the museum and presents the people to whom the collections once belonged, and tells the story how the objects ended up in the Museum of Applied Arts. Among the most special objects inside was the clock of the Holy Roman Emperor and Hungarian King Maximilian II from 1566. In the staircases you can see pictures from the time of construction, and through them follow the museum from its early days until its present state today. There are always temporary exhibitions as well (often several at the same time).
Museum of Applied Arts Budapest
1091 Budapest, Üllõi út 33-37
10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Mondays
News from Museum of Applied Arts
- Google Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts November 30, 2014
- Exhibition on Lechner Ödön November 27, 2014