Gál, Vilmos. Hungary at the World Fairs: 1851-2010 Cover Image

Gál, Vilmos. Hungary at the World Fairs: 1851-2010
Gál, Vilmos. Hungary at the World Fairs: 1851-2010

Author(s): Zsuzsanna Tóth
Subject(s): Review
Published by: AHEA: E-Journal of the American Hungarian Educators Association

Summary/Abstract: Apart from professional circles, average men of any country are not always fully aware of the successes that their country has achieved at international contests. This is also true for Hungary whose people could be proud of the outstanding performances of Hungarian inventors, scientists and artists at international world trade fairs since the foundation of this type of exposition in London, in 1851. To my knowledge, no comprehensive study either in Hungarian or in English has ever been written on this particular theme. For this reason, the recognized Hungarian historian and museologist Vilmos Gál’s book, Hungary at the World Fairs: 1851-2010 (Budapest: Holnap Kiadó, 2010), fills this gap in the academic literature of Hungarian cultural history. Relying on ministerial reports, catalogues, objects and documents in Hungarian museums with material related to the world fairs, Gál and his assistant, Teréz Striczki, aim to give as clear a picture as possible of Hungary’s participation in world fairs from 1851 up to 2010, the year of the book’s publication.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 1-2
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: English