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    Miklós Ybl, the capital-letter master of historicism

    Miklós Ybl is the most influential Hungarian master architect of the 19th century, who excelled with his talent since his youth. As a renowned architect, he exceeded his contemporaries with his extraordinary working capacity. He did not only work as a manager in his office, but also carried out, or at least supervised, almost all phases of the planning himself. The richness of genre of Ybl’s oeuvre shows how versatile creator he was. From tenement houses of Pest to the Opera House building and to the large-scale complex of the Castle Garden Bazaar, the image of Budapest is still defined by the greatest part of his work. In our latest selection, we pay tribute to his oeuvre.

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    In purple and velvet - cloths in folk culture

    In winter, one of the most practical clothing accessories is a shawl, which can be worn as a scarf around the neck, or worn on the shoulder, covering your back or covering your head. Shawls play a key role in Hungarian folk costumes. They were tied to the head, neck and shoulders in different, sometimes particularly complex variations from region to region. Their pattern, colour, and material also show a wide variety depending on whether they are intended for casual or festive wear.

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    József Hild, a classicist master of the reform era

    The family Hild, who lived in Hungary, came from Bohemia. Almost all the men in the family excelled in the field of architecture, but there is no doubt that József Hild became the best known, who defined the image of Pest during the reform period with the buildings he designed; what a pity that we cannot admire many of them anymore. By his father’s early death, his mother inherited his father’s master rights, and the young Hild officially worked for Klára Hild. How busy he was showed well that he presented his masterpiece only twenty-seven years later — although by that time the rigid guild regulations had eased — and finally, citing his oeuvre, he was awarded the master rights in 1843. By this time, buildings such as the Tänzer House, which still stands today, or Lloyd's Palace enhanced his fame. The most significant works of his oeuvre will come to life this week.

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    Fairies in Zugliget – Children's sanatorium of Margit Révész

    Margit Révész was a pioneer in the medical profession, choosing this career at a time when the road was not paved for women yet. In 1911, the child psychologist doctor founded her special education sanatorium, a residential institution in the forest of Zugliget. Our writing examines the life of doctor Révész and the children’s sanatorium, as it was called at the time, the story of “Sani”.

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    Veszprém, where music is always played – by the bells or the wind

    Veszprém is known as the city of queens, but it also has the attribute of the city of winds, as the stormy gusts of wind coming from Bakony very often ruffle the feathers of people living here. In our latest selection, besides the short history of the settlement, we also explain these rhetorical characterizations of the city, and in connection with its iconic tower, the fire protection of the city comes to life as well.

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Besides searching and browsing digitized cultural contents, visitors can view thematic virtual exhibitions from the records of MaNDA’s database, which are widened weekly. Our aim with the exhibitions is to introduce the cultural contents of the database in a new context, in a way that they would never be in the same virtual room otherwise, due to their spatial, legal or formal features. You can see our former exhibitions under this menu.