The Art Collection of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts - High School of Visual Arts, Budapest
20 - 26 MARCH 2017
Art Nouveau Season on Europeana - The Schola Graphidis Art Collection in the Art Nouveau Season project
Art Nouveau prints of the collection are highlighted on the website of Europeana. More than 450 items from the turn-of-the-century and a blogpost
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17 MARCH 2017, 19.00
Ceux qui ont construit Budapest
Opening event of the exhibition of the Schola Graphidis Art Collection in the Institut hongrois in Paris
The rearranged version of the exhibition Those Who Built Budapest, which was on display in the FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture in 2015
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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.