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    The heyday of drugstores in Budapest

    Cologne, lady's powder, moustache twirler, these are just some of the popular products that residents of Budapest could find on the shelves of drugstores. The store of the Neruda family served the demands of people of the capital for three generations. This week, you can get a glimpse into another exciting slice of trade history, the world of druggists.

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    What we considered modernization back then – technical developments from a Hungarian perspective

    Modernization and development have always been and will be cornerstones of society. Among others, this is true in case of behaviours and norms, but it applies much more to our articles for personal use, for example. When you think about what these everyday tools might have looked like 100 years ago, you may be surprised at how fast technology is developing. At one moment we are dialling from a phone booth and travelling on coal-powered trains, and at the next almost all the people have smartphones in the pockets and the trains run almost automatically.

  • lead_eladok

    A good seller brings money, a bad one takes it away

    No doubt, there are goods that sell themselves, but what happens if a product doesn’t have the right appeal? That's when a skilful seller appears on the scene. But what do you need to succeed? This week, those behind the counter will be in the lead.

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    Gems of Keszthely and Pécs – Historical rural hotels of Hungary

    Special, unique, inimitable. I would characterise Hungarian hotels with such defining adjectives. I am thinking not only of newer architectural masterpieces, but rather of their much older predecessors. 100 years ago, they created catering buildings that embarrassed their descendants, which still attract attention even today with their detailed elaboration. Keszthely and Pécs have perhaps the most special and long-established hotels among the rural cities of Hungary.

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    Gyula Meinl’s coffee

    Julius Meinl I opened his first small shop in Vienna in 1862 and began to expand very quickly in other countries of the Monarchy, including Hungary. The prosperous company tried to adapt to the customs of the countries, so Julius Meinl became Gyula Meinl. This week, we are inviting you into the world of commerce again; the history of the Meinl company comes to life.

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Virtual exhibitions


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.

Establishment of Europeana


During the period of the Swedish EU presidency in April 2001 in Lund, representatives of the then 15 Member States formulated their demand that a breakthrough in the field of cultural digitisation was necessary. One of their most important issues was that a cooperative forum should be created in order to put cultural digitisation in the European dimension and the accessibility and visibility of the European digital cultural heritage must be promoted.