Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest)

The Museum of Fine Arts (Hungarian: Szépművészeti Múzeum [ˈseːpmyveːsɛti ˈmuːzɛum]) is a museum in Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary, facing the Palace of Art.

Museum of Fine Arts
Budapest: Museum of Fine Arts
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Established1906 (1906)
LocationHeroes' Square, Budapest
Coordinates47°30′57.132″N 19°4′36.408″E
TypeArt museum
Collection size100,000
DirectorLászló Baán
ArchitectAlbert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog
Old Paintings gallery

It was built by the plans of Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an eclectic-neoclassical style [further explanation needed] , between 1900 and 1906. The museum's collection is made up of international art (other than Hungarian), including all periods of European art, and comprises more than 100,000 pieces. The collection is made up of older additions such as those from Buda Castle, the Esterházy and Zichy estates, as well as donations from individual collectors. The Museum's collection is made up of six departments: Egyptian, Antique, Old sculpture gallery, Old master paintings gallery, Modern collection, Graphics collection. The institution celebrated its centenary in 2006.

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