2022. January 21. Friday
The first church of the Episcopate of Eger was built on the Castle Hill. Later the Roman and Gothic Cathedrals were built next to it. After the Tatar prowled Hungary, the castle was fortified and was continuously under construction until the beginning of the 18th century. The castle became known country-wide after it was heroically defended in 1552. It has been the symbol of patriotism since.
Alexandre Hollan’s ties with the Museum of Fine Arts look back on a history of two decades. Since 2001 he has made several donations of his works to our museum. In 2017, the artist made another significant donation comprising more than 100 of his pieces. The dossier exhibition in the Hungarian National Gallery presents a smaller selection of Hollan’s works, which recently entered our collection.
On the site beside the horse court we set out to represent the history of the races of the Euro-Asian plains, and all this through archeological relics and ethnographic parallels. Before the Hungarian settlement Huns were one of the nomadic peoples of the region, who changed their life-style in the 10-11th centuries. This change could first of all be put down to the special geographic advantages of the Carpathian Basin.