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Aug
25
Wed
Architecture of Devotion – The Plans of Lipót Baumhorn for the Szeged New Synagogue @ Pava utca synagogue
Aug 25 2021 @ 16:30 – Jan 20 2022 @ 16:30

An exhibition presenting the construction history of the Szeged New Synagogue. The opening event is at 16:30 on August 25 (see the picture for the program).

The Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center (MÉM MDK), in cooperation with the Jewish Community of Szeged and the Holocaust Memorial  Center, is commemorating Lipót Baumhorn and the 120 year-old synagogue in Szeged with an exhibition.

Baumhorn letter with drawing of Szeged synagogue. Photo: Szeged Jewish community/Rediscover

The exhibition on the ground floor of the Páva Street Synagogue, which is part of the Holocaust Memorial Center, focuses on the New Synagogue in Szeged, built between 1900 and 1903. In addition to the construction plans and the documents on the building created at the time of its construction, the sacred textiles made for the inauguration of the synagogue, including the Torah Ark curtain (parochet) and the Torah mantel will also be on display. The Jewish Community of Szeged has had the richly embroidered silk objects restored for this occasion.

Besides these objects, rich photographic material also illustrates the oeuvre of Lipót Baumhorn, who was born 160 years ago. The exhibits will not only present the twenty-six synagogues he designed, but visitors will also be able to see examples of his secular architectural work, as interpreted by the photographer Krisztina Bélavári. The synagogue that houses the exhibition was also designed by Lipót Baumhorn, so he is being commemorated in a worthy setting.

New Synagogue, Szeged

Curator: Ágnes Ivett Oszkó, Ph.D., art historian of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center

Director of the restoration project for the Jewish Community of Szeged: Dóra Pataricza, Ph.D., historian

Professional consultants: Vera Ábrahám, head of the Archives of the Szeged Jewish Community; Dr. Rudolf Klein, Head of Department, University of Óbuda Ybl Miklós Faculty of Architecture; Pál Ritoók, art historian, head of the Museum Department of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Center

Nov
11
Thu
Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell @ online on Zoom
Nov 11 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell @ online on Zoom

The Association of Significant Cemetery of Europe 2021 Conference.

The main theme is Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell, and talks will center on themes including: 
  • Understanding the cultural significance of cemeteries.
  • Developing the unique story of your cemetery.
  • Wayfinding: helping visitors navigate to the parts that matter.
  • Cemetery museums: complementing the outdoor experience.
  • Cultural programming in cemeteries.
  • Working with tourism promotion agencies.
  • Reconciling tourism with burial activities.

Click here to find registration link and other information

 

Nov
12
Fri
Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell @ online on Zoom
Nov 12 @ 09:00 – 14:00
Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell @ online on Zoom

The Association of Significant Cemetery of Europe 2021 Conference.

The main theme is Cemetourism: Cemeteries with Stories to Tell, and talks will center on themes including: 
  • Understanding the cultural significance of cemeteries.
  • Developing the unique story of your cemetery.
  • Wayfinding: helping visitors navigate to the parts that matter.
  • Cemetery museums: complementing the outdoor experience.
  • Cultural programming in cemeteries.
  • Working with tourism promotion agencies.
  • Reconciling tourism with burial activities.

Click here to find registration link and other information

 

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