The István Dobó Castle Museum in Eger welcomes its visitors with new spaces and programs, the director of the institution announced on Friday, at a press conference about the museum’s program offer this year and its realized and ongoing developments.
Csaba Ringert singled out as one of the most important novelties of the season: visitors can see and take possession of the new spaces and attractions in Eger Castle, created with the support of the National Castle and Castle Program. Thus, the Southern reception building was created at the main entrance, the reception area and 70-seat cinema room in Ágyúdomb, as well as the Shoe Distribution House, where those interested can later learn about the gastronomy of the time.
He indicated that the Southern castle wall and the related so-called assassin’s walk have also been renewed, and the restoration of the Szép Bastya is expected to be completed by spring. He announced: a contemporary guardroom will be located on top of the Varkoch gate bastion, the Gothic Bishop’s Palace will host the Hungarian Geniuses traveling exhibition for three months during the summer, and by the end of the year, the exhibition showing the history of the castle will be renewed with HUF 100 million support from the National Cultural Fund (NKA). exhibition.
The director also said that starting this year, the entrance ticket to the castle museum entitles guests to visit the exhibitions of the Géza Gárdonyi Memorial Museum and the Sándor Ziffer Gallery in addition to the Eger Castle. Listing the changes, he said: in addition to the usual programs related to significant holidays and memorial days, the Végvár Vigasságy will be held on July 22-23 at a new time and with a new theme. between with an early music festival, medieval gastronomy, a whirlwind of fairs, stage performances and traditional presentations.
It was stated at the briefing: to mark the 200th anniversary of Petőfi, the institution is organizing museum pedagogy sessions in connection with the exhibition Wavelengths of Emotions – Sándor Petőfi’s Poetic World and Romantic Painting in Hungary, which can be viewed in the former synagogue until the end of August. In addition to Sándor Petőfi, the work of Imre Madách, The Tragedy of Man, will be the focus of these.
In addition, it was also mentioned that the István Dobó Castle Museum will announce the Egri Vár Bora competition again this year, the participants of which can apply for the honorary title in three categories.
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