Museum of Applied Arts
Museum of Applied Arts Budapest: Furniture, ceramics and more, in a unique Hungarian Art Nouveau building
The Museum of Applied Arts (Iparművészeti Múzeum) is housed in one of the most representative Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings. Traditional Hungarian design elements merged with Islamic and Hindu motifs along with some Western European Art Noveau influence characterise the building. The museum, designed by architect Ödön Lechner and built between 1893 and 1896, is richly decorated with terracotta tiles made by the famous Zsolnay factory.
Collectors and Treasures is a permanent exhibition, comprising approximately 400 artworks of outstanding quality and featuring the creation of the museum’s collections and the their constant expansion in the past one and a half century. The exhibition is arranged according the stages of the development of the collection.
In April 2013, the exhibition was expanded with a new cabinet, featuring objects donated to the museum by a single collector. In recent years – thanks to the generosity of this donor – about three-hundred far-eastern and European objects have been added to the Ceramics Collections of the Museum
1091 Budapest, Üllői út 33-37
Metro: line 3 - Station: Corvin negyed
Tram: Nr 4-6 - Stop: Corvin negyed
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