Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest, which houses one of the most important collections of European art from Antiquity to the present day, celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of its opening in 2006. The museum has been the centre of ever increasing attention in recent years. Its seasonal exhibitions, renewed permanent exhibitions and the Museum+ (long night) programmes have attracted five to eight hundred thousand visitors, which is many times that of any other previous period. A new generation has discovered the newly found joy of being able to appreciate and become well acquainted with works of art. With its exterior fully renovated and its interior undergoing constant change, the museum building is filled with visitors who embark upon the experience for the first time and those who faithfully return to the art institution. People not only come to see seasonal exhibitions organised from the Museum of Fine Arts own collections and works borrowed from abroad but are also increasingly attracted to the permanent collections too. The various collections - Egyptian Collection, Classical Antiquities, Old Masters' Gallery, Old Sculptures Collection, Prints and Drawings, and the Collection of Art after 1800 - display to visitors a series of world-famous works of art by Leonardo, Raphael, DeBCrer, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, El Greco, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Schiele, Kokoschka, Abakanowicz, Kabakov.