E. Marton

Within the frame of the European Textile Routes EU Culture 2000 – Education and Culture programme the Hungary route consists of museums which are located in former factories or manufactories, e.g. The Textile History Museum Óbuda (formerly the Goldberger factory) and the Blueprint Factory Museum (the former Kluge Workshop in Pápa). Furthermore historical textile production is presented on the example of collections a. o. the Hungarian National Museum, the Ethnography Museum and the Museum of Applied Art in Budapest. The National Museum safeguards the most precious textile of Hungarian history: the coronation ornate of St. Stephen I (997-1038), the first King of Hungary.

The restoration and conservation of historic textiles is being taught in college courses organised by the Hungarian National Museum in cooperation with the University of Art. The Museum of Ethnography has a well-known textile collection of Hungarian Textiles, carpets, rugs and other textiles from South America, North Africa and the Far East. The crafts of Hungary are documented in the collections of the Museum of Applied Art, for instance the famous collection of Renaissance and Baroque embroidery. Not to forget the multicultural ethnographic textile material documenting the everyday life of Hungarian minorities, like those on view in the Laczkó Dezso Museum in Veszprém, in the Déri Museum in Debrecen and in the City Museum of Vásárosnamény. Of special interest are the textile works of art produced at the Art Colony of Gödöllö where a textile workshop is again installed today. Most of this collection is on view at the City Museum of Gödöllö.

The partner of ETN in Hungary was the ARCHAEOCOMP Association. See more on www.ace.hu or www.etn-net.org.

keywords: historical textiles, cultural routes, digitalised cultural heritage