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Attempts to Define Cultural Heritage in Hungary
Attempts to Define Cultural Heritage in Hungary

Author(s): Péter Erdősi
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: MTA Társadalomtudományi Kutatóközpont Kisebbsegkutató Intézet
Keywords: heriatge; Hungary; culture;

Summary/Abstract: The cultural-historical comparison cannot be exactly right, but “cultural heritage” reminds us of the Renaissance court Kunstkammer or Wunderkammer compiling objects for their rarity or speciality, or we recall the time when national museums were established, which gathered various collections to show them to the public. The notion of “heritage” is challenging because it can bring together scientific fields involved with objects of memory (archaeology, museology, library and archive studies, etc.). At the same time it also advances from objects to the intellect, thus involving literary scholarship, ethnography or cultural anthropology. This study attempts to review how the notion of heritage appeared during the Horn government (1994-1998) and what scope it had achieved during the following Orbán cabinet (1998-2002). The period under review stretches from 1997, when the law on culture was passed, to 2000.

  • Issue Year: V/2002
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 112-128
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English