The Hungarian National Museum collects, preserves and presents the historical relics of the Carpathian Basin and Hungary since 1802. It was founded with the idea to follow the model of imperial capital Vienna as well as other major European capitals as an institution to foster national culture and civilization in Hungary. We design our museum education workshops with the desire to arouse your attention, put a spark in your eyes and show many stories a museum’s artefacts, paintings and sculptures can tell if you listen to them with an open heart and mind.
Their perspective on art as a unique principle of human expression that overcomes national borders and is open to the world, motivated the founders and continues to define the activity of the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation. Elucidating the qualities and meanings art possesses across history, cultures and countries, highlighting its universal value, inspires our intellectual approach. World art is a guiding principle. The Ludwigs broadened their perspective early on to include non-European regions and pursue the idea of a global art. 28 public institutions are linked to us globally. Outside of Germany, we are active in Cuba, China, Russia, Hungary, Austria, and Switzerland.
The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) are a museum complex with an international profile, comprising altogether fifteen museums. The museums show their treasures at their different locations, some housed in world-renowned, painstakingly reconstructed historical buildings in Saxony.
Dresden is not only rich in famous sights, there are also around 13,000 cultural monuments and 8 districts under general preservation orders to be found within its boundaries. Dresden is a city of the arts. Over the centuries, the city of Dresden has been steeped in art and culture owing to the immigration of creatives from all over Europe and the support from the Wettin dynasty. The codevelopment of civic and court culture laid the foundation for the future cultural landscape of today.
The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) is the world leading organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. While paper history and production are one facet of the Association’s activities, the central focus is the role of paper as art form and contemporary artistic medium.