Széchenyi István University: an exclusive Herend porcelain exhibition opened in the Óvár Castle

The temporary exhibition called Herend Overture was opened with a festive ceremony in the Óvár Castle which is the centre of the Széchenyi István University's Albert Kázmér Faculty of Mosonmagyarovár. The impressive exhibition is open to visitors until 30 April.

The faculty of the Széchenyi István University in Mosonmagyaróvár awaits porcelain admirers with a special exhibition, where the masterpieces of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory will be on display for two months.

The exhibited works include both traditional designs and their recent versions. For example, the renewed version of the Victoria design from the 1851 London World's Fair, called Royal Garden which was the official wedding gift of Hungary to the British Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Princess Catherine, in 2011. The opening of the exhibition was held on 29 February and was attended by representatives of the Embassy of Japan in Hungary, including Deputy Head of Mission Junko Sato and Head of the Cultural Division Ozaki Takesi.


The exhibition of the world's leading Herend Porcelain Manufactory, which still produces porcelain using traditional handcrafted techniques, is hosted in the Óvár Castle (Photo: András Adorján)

The name Herend stands for quality, tradition of craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection in Hungary and worldwide.

"It is our cultural mission to take the values of porcelain around the world. It is a great pleasure for us that Herend porcelain has reached a new location, the beautiful Mosonmagyaróvár", emphasized Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of Herend Porcelain Manufactory.

"Herend Porcelain Manufactory is not only a successful business company, but also a cultural and value-creating community, whose mission is to preserve and pass on its centuries-old values: for us, beauty, uniqueness and high quality are part of everyday life. Herend is committed to tradition and strives to constantly innovate and renew itself to ensure the future of the creative community," he added.

At the opening of the exhibition Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of Herend Porcelain Manufactory, welcomed the guests (Photo: András Adorján)

"We are very grateful to everyone who attended the opening of the exhibition and we ask everyone to spread the word about these beautiful works so that more people can see this unique exhibition. This wonderful exhibition completes the worthy surroundings of the Castle of Óvár and is a great opportunity to show our own values", underlined Dr. István Árvay, Mayor of the city.

The event featured performances by world-renowned cello and violin virtuosi Ádám Jávorkai and Sándor Jávorkai (Photo: András Adorján)

"The Herend Porcelain Manufactory's motto of tradition and innovation is in line with the history and aspirations of our faculty. In addition to high-quality education and research, Széchenyi István University also serves the city and its region with cultural programmes, for which the Castle of Óvár provides an excellent venue. Another important goal of our institution is to establish close cooperation with the economic sector, and we are pleased that our relationship with Herend Porcelain Manufactory Zrt. goes back many years", emphasized Dr. Tamás Tóth, Dean of the University's Albert Kázmér Faculty of Mosonmagyaróvár.

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