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Writing in exile: Hungarian authors in Paris and Berlin

Exploring the lives and works of Endre Ady, Gyula Illyés and Sándor Márai

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Perspective Views in the baroque era: early versions of 3D virtual reality

Perspective panorama were popular in the 18th century, the forerunners of visual entertainment tools

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Busó-walking of Mohács: the Hungarian carnival banishing winter

Hungary’s oldest and most famous carnival tradition – ‘Busó-walking’ in Mohács starts today, with around 1000 people taking part. Explore this custom and tradition in this blog.

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Optical innovation: how the Petzval lens revolutionised portrait photography

Mathematician, engineer and inventor Joseph Maximilian Petzval is best known for his contribution to modern photography.

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Legends of La Liga: Ferenc ‘Pancho’ Puskás and Hungarian footballers in El Clásico

Hungary reached the football World Cup final in 1954 and, although they didn’t win, its Hungarian national team of the 1950s became legendary. This is the story of Ferenc ‘Pancho’ Puskás and the ‘Golden Team’ generation which made its mark on Spanish football.

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Pizza: a slice of migration history

Pizza – possibly one of the most popular, tasty and simple things you can have for dinner tonight. But behind its simplicity lies a much more complex history – this is the tale of the Margherita’s migration.

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Freedom Express: Leg 2 – Hungary & Romania

A group of 20 young Europeans continue their journey through Eastern and Central Europe to trace the events of 1989, and Europeana has joined them. The Freedom Express study trip most recently stopped in Hungary and Romania, where the participants learnt about the revolutions of each country, and how the events in Hungary sparked the […]

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Hungary: Géza Szőcs

Article by Géza Szőcs, Minister of State for Culture: We have no knowledge of any equestrian statue on public display, or indeed, any statue at all which was completed by Leonardo during his lifetime. The well-known, small scale statuettes, like those proudly displayed in the Metropolitan, or London’s Jeanneret collection, may have served as studies […]

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Winner Update & Virtual Exhibition in Russian

Photo: Csaba Attila Kontar, winner in the Art Nouveau category of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest – with his prizes from Europeana . You can view the winning image in the Wiki Loves Art Nouveau virtual exhibition. Wiki Loves Art Nouveau launched in December of last year as our first crowd-sourced virtual exhibition, featuring 50 […]

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Your Winner: WLM Art Nouveau Category

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Art Nouveau category in the Wiki Loves Monuments photography competition! This picture of the interior of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest by Csaba Attila Kontar is the winning photo, receiving the most votes on Flickr. The photo beat off competition from 343 finalists, all entries were impressive examples […]

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Weddings in Eastern Europe

In traditional cultures, the wedding was one of the most important and complex of all social ceremonies, with its own music repertoire. Cultural treasures preserved in the sound archives of Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Slovenia provide a fascinating look view at vanishing wedding traditions and rituals in Eastern Europe from around 1910 to 1970.   Poland […]

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