The State Cultural Estate in Betliar: Creation and formation Cover Image

Vznik a formovanie Štátneho kultúrneho majetku v Betliari
The State Cultural Estate in Betliar: Creation and formation

Author(s): Katarína Takácsová Bányászová, Pavol Tišliar
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Filozofická fakulta
Keywords: Slovakia; Andrássy family properties; Betliar manor; Krásna Hôrka castle; Krásnohorské Podhradie mausoleum; State Cultural Estate in Betliar; Betliar Museum;

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines the formation and the mission of the State Cultural Estate in Betliar (a complex of buildings of historical and cultural value formerly owned by the Andrássy family) as a predecessor of the modern-day Slovak National Museum in Betliar. We map the complex network of ownership of individual properties and its transfer to the government, the beginnings of the Estate as a memory institution and the problems associated with its transformation to one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Slovakia it is today.

  • Issue Year: 5/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 69-81
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak