The Hungarian opening of the final exhibition of the project Architectural Encounters of Croatia and Hungary: Modalities of Professional Knowledge Exchange, 1900–1945 will take place on Thursday, 5th October 2023, at the Workshop Space by the Rózsi Walter Villa (1071 Budapest, Bajza utca 10.). The programme begins at 5.00 PM, local time.
The welcome speech will be given by Kornél Tamás Almássy, PhD, director of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre in Budapest, and the exhibition will be opened by Tamara Bjažić Klarin, PhD, head of the Croatian research group.
The bilingual exhibition will present the results of the research carried out as part of the bilateral scientific research project of the same name, which is conducted by the Institute of Art History in Zagreb (IPU) and the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre in Budapest (MÉM MDK). Biannual scientific cooperation began in the autumn of 2021, and is supported by the Hungarian National Office for Research, Development and Innovation and the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education. In addition to the exhibition panels previously shown in Zagreb, the authors have also prepared additional 24 items which will be shown in original.
The researchers who participated in the project investigated ways of knowledge transfers based on study trips of architects and builders, professional journals, architectural and urban planning competitions, and professional congresses and exhibitions. The research tasks were divided according to the profession and the researcher’s scope of interest, while they jointly dealt with the relevant phenomena of the turn of the century and the interwar period. Joint study trips to locations, buildings, libraries and archives in Zagreb, Rijeka and Budapest helped define key buildings and events, focal points of knowledge transfer, which are presented within this exhibition.
The exhibition will be open for visitors until 28th October 2023.