Creating Atmosphere and Clear Formation

Exhibition Interiors in the reopened Museum of Fine Arts

Istallations: Narmer Építészeti Stúdió
Text: Miklós Sulyok
Photos: Klára Lovas – Narmer Stúdió

Recently reopened, the Museum of Fine Arts has four of its exhibitions designed by Narmer Architects. Being experienced in the genre, the architects solved their tasks with an imposing and impressive certainty and sense of proportions in all four cases. During the extension of the museum in the 1980s, the deep-level ground floor now houses the Ancient Eypt exhibition with a rarely seen suggestivity whilst modestly creating interiors offering scenic means. The section titled European Art 1250–1600 is a chronological survey of continental painting, and the whole interior is defined by elegance, ranging from the colour of the walls to the designs of the complementary postaments, temporary walls, metal counters and display cabinets. On the second floor the exhibition on European Sculpture 1350–1800 the material qualities of sculptures are highlighted by precious dark American walnut wainscoting bands on the walls. The Art of Hungary 1600–1800 is a section defined by simplicity, a sin one part white walls determine the palette, whilst the other part has light green walls with cast floors. The systematically withdrawn elements of the installation are still characteristic, whilst the solutions of colouring and lighting have been defined according to simple formulas.

Installation and graphic design: Narmer Építészeti Stúdió

Ancient Egypt
Curator: Dr. Éva Liptay
Designers: Petra Kováts, Katalin Hauszknecht, Melinda Vasáros-Lévai, Ákos Vasáros, Zsolt Vasáros DLA
Graphic design: Adrienn Czipor

European Art 1250–1600
Curators: Júlia Tátrai, Zsuzsanna Dobos, Eszter Fábry, Dóra Sallay, Georgina S. Csető, Nikolett Koruhely, Adriána Lantos, Ilona Balogh
Designers: Ágnes Véner, Ákos Vasáros
Graphic design: Adrienn Czipor, Rebeka Póth

European Sculture 1350–1800
Curator: Miriam Szőcs
Designers: Petra Kováts, Ágnes Eiszrich, Melinda Vasáros-Lévai, Ágnes Véner, István Szigetfü, Ákos Vasáros, Zsolt Vasáros DLA
Graphic design: Renáta Zsarnóczky