As the largest national public collection, the Contemporary Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery contains a significant number of Hungarian artworks made between 1945 and today. The acquisition of the collection can be divided into different phases: in certain periods the goal of what type of works to collect shifted in accordance with the actual cultural politics. Since the eighties, they extended the collection backward in time as well, so today they own thousands of pieces which were previously a blind spot due to political reasons, but relevant in terms of cultural opposition. The procurement process is still ongoing.
- Budapest Szent György tér 2, Hungary 1014
- Wyróżnione obiekty :
The Soviet Lithuanian Union of Artists was an influential cultural organisation made up of local artists, painters, sculptors and other workers in the field of art. The organisation brought together artists, and was responsible for the spread of Soviet values in art. The collection holds many documents, including transcripts of meetings and congresses of artists, and reports of artists' activities, which show that some local artists were eager to support the Lithuanian cultural heritage, and promote the extension of the boundaries of modernism in the late Soviet period.