The official visit of the General Director of Herend Porcelain Manufacture, Hungary
May 26, 2016
On 26 May 2016, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted the official visit of Dr. Attila Simon, General Director of Herend Porcelain Manufacture of Hungary. The event was marked by the opening of the exhibition of porcelain "Shining Herend" at National Museum of History of Moldova and presentation of the catalog of unique porcelain objects produced by this manufacture. The Director General of Herend Manufacture offered a dinner at the Embassy of Hungary on the occasion of exhibition opening and visit.
The exhibition opened for the first time in Chișinău is one of the largest outside Hungary. It is a celebration of 190 years since foundation of the famous Herend Manufacture. The vast collection brought to the National Museum of History of Moldova of more than 600 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries provides an overview of the suggestive techniques and technologies specific to the Herend porcelain art process. From classic to modern. From decorative product to utility product. Catalogue "Herend Manufacture at the beginning of the new millennium" is published in outstanding graphical conditions and shows the most representative iconic porcelain creations by Herend, objects that are part of the Hungarian and European cultural heritage.
The visit, organized with the support of the Hungarian Embassy in Moldova, aimed at presenting and promoting the European cultural heritage. The meeting was attended by many officials, including Minister of Culture Monica Babuc, Minister of Education Corina Fusu, parliamentarians Valeriu Ghilețchi and Ina Șupac, Hungarian Ambassador Mátyás Szilágyi, Polish Ambassador Artur Michalski, other representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Chișinău, along with businessmen, artists and representatives of civil society.