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Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2018–2019


The monumental museum building was created in eclectic neoclassical style. Its opening ceremony was held on 1 December 1906, in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph. The Hungarian Parliament provided for the foundation of the Museum of Fine Arts for the 1896 millennium of Hungarian statehood. The new museum was aimed to collect and present a chronological overview of Hungarian and European art. Contrary to many European national collections, the museum was not based on a royal art collection, but on the donations of Hungarian aristocrats, prelates, and wealthy citizens. The museum was composed of paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings from the Hungarian National Museum, together with European paintings, prints, and drawings deriving from the collections of Hungarian noble families, most importantly the Esterházys. Because of the Esterházy family’s financial difficulties, the Hungarian state purchased their precious art collection in 1871, which was added to the items of the Hungarian National Picture Gallery. These two collections formed the basis of the new, most important national fine art museum, whose building was erected on Heroes’ Square at the end of Andrássy Avenue. Through the past hundred years the collections of the museum have been enriched and modified, and as a consequence, new departments were formed. Originally, the Museum of Fine Arts also comprised Hungarian art, but as both the Hungarian and foreign collections have in­ creased significantly, their separation became inevitable. After the Hungarian National Gallery was established, the Museum of Fine Arts’ profile became the exhibition, collection, and scientific processing of international art. The institution became a centre for intense international collaboration and research. The Museum of Fine Arts not only organises independent exhibitions in different museums around the world, but also hosts various foreign exhibitions. The institution has developed a major role in the international art scene. The Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery were reunited in 2012. The reconstruction of the museum building at Heroes’ Square started in 2015. The reconstruction is now completed and the museum has been reopened with enlarged and modernised exhibition spaces in the autumn of 2018. The works of Hungarian art before 1800 will be exhibited here again, in the context of European art. The newly arranged exhibitions display the masterpieces of Egyptian and Classical Antiquities, Old Masters’ Paintings, the Sculp­ tural Collection, the Old Hungarian Collection, and the Collection of Prints and Drawings.


The historic building amalgamates the features of various historical styles. The imposing spaces of the Marble Hall, the Renaissance Hall, the Romanesque Hall, and the Baroque Hall are suitable for receptions for 1000 people or seated dinners for 750 people. The classical sites for various events are currently enjoying a renaissance: the newly reconstructed Museum of Fine Arts offers all the comforts of a modernised building. Upon request, the organised event may also include a cultural experience in a form of an exclusive guided tour in one of our permanent or temporary exhibitions. We also offer customised event packages with special gifts.


Event Venue


Marble Hall

The hall that opens by the entrance is a representative reception area. Its name originates from the marble floor and wall covering. On the two sides of the hall two staircases with balustrades lead up to the first floor. Their columned resting galleries offer view to the hall.

Area: 420 m 2 Reception: 300 persons Conference: 250 persons Banquet: 150 persons


Renaissance Hall

The Renaissance Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts is dec­ orated by the finest pieces of our unique fresco collection of Bergamo and Perugia from the 14th–15th centuries. The Venetian wells exhibited in the hall recount of the high expertise of Italian stone-cutters and sculptors of the time.

Area: 970 m 2 Reception: 400 persons Conference: 350 persons Banquet: 280 persons


Romanesque Hall

This hall evokes a medieval church interior. Its colourful paintings and the copies of the gates of the Freiburg and Alba Iulia cathedrals make the area even more sublime. The wall paintings follow Christian iconography: figurative, ornamental, and heraldic symbols surround the images of Hungarian saints and historical figures. The hall was greatly damaged in World War II, and had been closed for the past seventy years. It has now been renovated and reopened for visitors. For this hall, a special set of gifts is available to be distributed at the events.

Area: 760 m 2 Reception: 400 persons Conference: 350 persons Banquet: 300 persons


Baroque Hall

This hall was designed to represent a baroque-style palace court and to evoke the atmosphere of aristocratic collec­ tions. The paintings shown here belong to the Italian ba­ roque collection of the Old Masters’ Paintings. The hall will open for visitors in Autumn 2020.

Area: 760 m 2 Reception: 400 persons Conference: 350 persons Banquet: 300 persons


Michelangelo Hall

The freshly refurbished room had housed museum offices before the renovation. From 2018 it will be the ideal space for small exhibitions or conferences, partner meetings, and banquets.

Area: 135 m 2 Conference: 80 persons Banquet: 70 persons


Schickedanz Hall

The charming room on the first floor was named after Albert Schikedanz, the architect of the museum building. It is ideal for holding workshops and small conferences, and is equipped with all necessary built-in technologies.

Area: 135 m 2 Conference: 80 persons Banquet: 70 persons


Venue Rental Fees 2018 – 2019 TYPE OF RENTAL / fees for 20 hours

Venues

welcome reception/conference

standing reception

gala dinner

Venue

m2

rental fee

capacity

rental fee

capacity

rental fee

capacity

Marble Hall

420

HUF 800,000

250

HUF 900,000

300

HUF 1,000,000

150

Renaissance Hall

970

HUF 1,000,000

350

HUF 1,200,000

400

HUF 1,400,000

280

Romanesque Hall

760

HUF 1,800,000

350

HUF 1,800,000

400

HUF 1,800,000

300

Baroque Hall

760

not available until Autumn 2020

500–700 pax

all venues

HUF 3,900,000

700–950 pax

all venues

HUF 4,800,000

minimum rental fee

HUF 1,600,000

extra hours for setup and dismantling

HUF 100,000 / hour

Halls Michelangelo Schickedanz

m2 135

daytime rental HUF 65,000 / hour

HUF 400,000 / 10am–6pm

evening rental HUF 1,600,000


Event Services Exhibition visits and guided tours during events: After hours guided tour charges: Exhibition opening:

100,000 HUF + 0% VAT / exhibition / hour

Tickets:

50% discount

Guided tour:

30,000 HUF + 27% VAT / 30 pax

Exclusive technical partners: The Museum of Fine Arts works solely with the following technical suppliers:

Feelgood Kft.

Andrea Seregi – seregi.andrea@feelgood.hu Péter Csákvári – csakvari.peter@feelgood.hu

Smarteq AVS Kft.

Attila Fábián – attila.fabian@smarteq.hu Szittya Mándoky – szittya.mandoky@smarteq.hu

Special Effects International Zrt.

Judit Kalmár – judit.kalmar@speceffect.com

Exclusive catering partner: Fine Service Ltd. is the exclusive catering provider of the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, and works only with qualified subcontractors. For more information and details, please contact: Fine Service Ltd.

Nikolett Mag – szepmu@fineservice.hu


Contacts Ildikó Nagy-Huszti project manager / events +36/30-546-8420 ildiko.huszti@szepmuveszeti.hu

Lili Horváth project manager +36/70-686-6170 lili.horvath@szepmuveszeti.hu

Kultúra 2008 Művészeti Nonprofit Kft. 1146 Budapest, Dózsa György út 41.

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Event venues  

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Event venues