The Art Collection of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts - High School of Visual Arts, Budapest
18 JULY - 26 AUGUST 2019
Artworks from the Schola Graphidis Art Collection will be on display at the exhibition titled The architectural plan is an artwork as well, organized by FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
11 MARCH 2019
Diversity in museums : : Hot topics of museum aggregation
International conference organized by the ICOM Hungary and the Hungarian National Museum
Lapidarium, Hungarian National Museum
The Schola Graphidis Art Collection conserves, collects, studies and presents all the fine arts works, applied arts works, and technical objects which can be connected to Hungary’s oldest national art education institution and their successors. The Schola Graphidis Budensis (Buda Drawing School) was founded on the basis of Maria Theresa’s educational decree, the Ratio Educationis (1777) in 1778 by the Buda Chancellery. The collection’s oldest artworks are from the second half of the 18th century, but its reference library specialised in the education of industrial arts (now part of the rare Book Collection) and its collection of plaster casts from the 19th century, as well as the groups of the hundred-year-old bookbinding tools and furniture making tools are also the unique parts of the whole collection.
The collection conserves not only artworks, objects, but historical books, periodicals and archival materials from the 18th–19th centuries as well. The study, the inventory and the publishing of the collection for the public and also for the professionals, have started at the very end of 2014. In 2015, three of the eight collections will be studied, catalogued and published: the Collection of Prints and Drawings, the Rare Book Collection, the Collection of Plaster Casts and Sculptures and the Photographic Collection and Mediatheque. The results can be followed on the website as well.
The Schola Graphidis Art Collection, as part of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, will publish its digitized materials on the europeana.eu website in the framework of the AthenaPlus project.