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Flying Souls at the Herend Porcelain Museum

A family-friendly, enjoyable and exciting temporary exhibition for all ages was ceremoniously opened at the Herend Porcelain Museum.

At the opening ceremony, exceptionally held in the impressive foyer of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, different arts met: the art of nature, the art of porcelain making, and the art of the body.

The art of nature, as more than a thousand colourful butterflies, special, rarely seen specimens of the insect world were presented thanks to Szilárd Kiss, a former Olympic athlete, now one of the largest private collectors in Hungary. Professor Dr. Károly Vig, Deputy Director of Savaria Museum, entomologist, opened the exhibition, supporting the amazing colour and multiplicity of the insect world with incredible numbers, especially emphasizing their importance in pollination, thus drawing attention to their protection.

The art of porcelain making, as the exhibition was complemented by Herend porcelain works of art decorated with butterflies and insects. Dr. Attila Simon, CEO of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory, said in his welcoming speech that the world of Herend porcelain is also diverse, as 822 different paint colours are used by Herend masters. The product range is also amazing, which is well proved by the fact that we could easily find the perfect porcelain creations even for such a special exhibition.

The art of the body, as a magical ballet performance coloured the opening ceremony thanks to the long-term exemplary cooperation between the Herend Porcelain Manufactory and the Ballet Company of Győr. The performance of ballet artists Eszter Adria Herkovics and Daichi Uematsu was an impressive, magical, applauded production, which really crowned the event. Those present will certainly not forget for a long time the harmony of the two young artists and their magical production full of emotions.

The exciting exhibition awaits visitors during the opening hours of the Herend Porcelain Museum until the end of the year.

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