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The Museum of Barót Region in Barót

The first museum from Barót is related to the name of Gáspár Kászoni, a watchmaker and local historian, who compiled an important private collection through several decades of hard work, and then donated it to the city. In 1979 it was named the Local Barót Museum, placed into the Császár House, and it became institutionalized as an external unit of the Kovászna County Museum (today the Székely National Museum). The local museum was closed after only a few years, in 1984, and then in 1990 the Székely National Museum saved the perishing material by placing it into its storerooms.

The local “Gaál Mózes” Cultural Society espoused the issue of reopening it in 2000. In 2002 the society was able, with the sponsorship of Illyés Public Foundation, to purchase the building which stands in the place of the house where poet Dávid Baróti Szabó was born, while the Kovászna County Council bought the plot for the Székely National Museum. The entire amount of money was covered by donations.

In 2002 three contracts were signed between the Székely National Museum, the local Government of Barót City, and the “Gaál Mózes” Cultural Society in order to found and sustain the Museum of Barót Region. The Székely National Museum undertook the task of obtaining the necessary authorizations, to assure the wages of the employees, and to offer professional assistance for the activities of the museum. The self government of Barót took over the restoration of the building and the expenses of its functioning, contributing to the development of the institution with funds from competitions and other sources.

Museologist László Demeter organized the home coming of the collection of Gáspár Kászoni, and the first exhibition was opened. Besides the heritage of Kászoni many people contributed to expanding the collection. At the inauguration of the museum on November 17 2006 the foundation-stone of a new building was laid, as the present one proved to be too small for up-to-date museology work. The new building would host the permanent exhibition of the Barót region, an exhibition of palaeontology and geology, storerooms, handicraft workshop, library, and conference hall.

The outstanding item of the collection of paleontology and geology is the exceptionally well preserved skeleton of a Pliocene mastodon (Mastodon anancus arvernensis), discovered in 2008 at Felsőrákos.

We have plans also for a permanent exhibition using the private archaeological, mineral, and prehistoric collection of local prominent scholar István Dénes, deceased in 2005.

On 1 April 2015 MAGMA Contemporary Art Space from Sfântu Gheorghe celebrated its 5 years anniversary. During these five years we have collaborated with around 250 artists, art theorists, philosophers, etc. and together we contributed to what MAGMA is today.[ details ]
MAGMA Contemporary Art Space from Sfântu Gheorghe cordially invites you to the opening of the group exhibition Examples for Non-universal Chair on March 18, 2015 at 18:00. [ details ]
MAGMA Contemporary Art Space from Sf. Gheorghe kindly invites you to the opening of the exhibition 'DREAMHUNTING' by Igor BUHAROV (Kornél SZILÁGYI), Ivan BUHAROV (Nándor HEVESI) and Vasile CROAT (László HORVÁTH). [ details ]
On January 15, 2015 at 19:00 MAGMA Contemporary Art Space from Sfântu Gheorghe cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition entitled The geometry of water by Hungarian artist Ágnes PÉTER winner of the first prize at the second edition of the International Graphic Art Biennial in Szeklerland.[ details ]
SALON VIDEO and MAGMA Contemporary Art Space cordially invite you to the opening of the archive-exhibition salonvideo_SUBmissions.[ details ]
Magda CSUTAK // Solo Exhibition[ details ]
Ivan Ladislav GALETA solo exhibition[ details ]
Opening: 14. February, 2014., 19:00[ details ]
Group exhibition[ details ]
Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák & Márton Fernezelyi [ details ]
The 35-year anniversary exhibition of MAMŰ[ details ]
Prints, Drawings and Photos from the Ethnological Archives[ details ]
MAGMA Contemporary Art Space invites you to the opening of the exhibition entitled Master and disciple 4 of the artists Ilona NÉMETH and Jaro VARGA [ details ]
Joint temporary exhibition of the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism, the Hungarian Museum for Science, Technology and Transport and the Fazakas & Kimmel Collection [ details ]
The commune Árkos and the Covasna County Capital, Sepsiszentgyörgy will host an extraordinary event: the ‘Spiral’ International Contemporary Art Symposium takes place here at the Training Center and the garden of the Szentkereszty Castle. [ details ]
Our exhibition attempts to give an overview of the main events, effects and consequences of the greatest plague epidemic of European history, the Black Death, which first devastated Europe in 1347-1349. [ details ]
Holidays and Encounters II. – Ethnographic exhibition and Europe in Miniature cultural program in the Székely National Museum[ details ]
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