Visitors at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art are astonished by the rarely seen silver treasures of the Esterházy family and the objects from the Castle of Fraknó (Austria, Burgenland), which was the estate of the noble Hungarian family.
Index reported that eleven objects were exhibited in the museum, which aims to represent the heritage and culture of famous European dynasties. The opening of the exhibition called Making Marvel – Art, Technology, and Entertainment at the Courts of Europe played a significant part in the cultural life of New York City.
No other museum has featured an exhibition representing the old continent’s most famous royalties and their lives before.
The exhibition features two hundred unique objects from the Renaissance and Baroque era of Europe with the help of prominent museums like the Victoria & Albert (London), Paul Getty (Los Angeles), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Kunstgewerbemuseum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, and the private Esterházy Foundation, which provided the eleven exhibits for the MET.
The exhibition features rarely seen silver pieces of furniture which belonged to the Hungarian family and some treasures of the Castle of Fraknó. These silver pieces are the oldest and the biggest that survived the history of Europe.
The Esterházy family left behind incredible treasures that are exhibited in Budapest and Fertőd (Győr-Moson-Sopron County), but the MET could not choose any of these objects to feature in the exhibition. Although the exhibition is a great success, advertising Hungary, the Esterházy Foundation would like to keep the other remaining pieces of the heritage in Hungary.
They aim to make the treasures of the family famous for Hungarian and foreign people in Budapest and to create an exhibition in the city that is available all the time.
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