Herend Porcelain


Treasures of Earth at the Herend Porcelain Museum

Harmony of colors, shapes, beauties and beautiful melodies at the opening of the Herend Porcelain Museum's first seasonal exhibition this year.

"Regular and Irregular Beauty" - Minerals from the Arnóth Collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum at the Herend Porcelain Museum.

The exemplary co-operation between the Herend Porcelain Manufactory and the Hungarian Natural History Museum can be traced back to several years and to several events. At this time, one of their most exclusive and most unique collection can be seen in Herend.

Dr. Attila Simon, Chief Executive Officer of the Herend Porcelain Manufactory emphasized that this opening was also the opening of this year's cultural mission of the Manufactory, expressing Herend’s respect to nature. The birth of the Herend porcelain is a magic that comes from the secret of minerals that have been formed by the earth for thousands of years. In the minerals as well as in Herend porcelain, the four ancestors: water, fire, air and earth, the whole world is locked in "said the CEO.

Zoltán Korsós, Director of the Natural History Museum, said that one of their most exquisite collections is the one they are presenting at Herend. He also said that minerals have always enjoyed great popularity among donors and collectors. On the current exhibition the bottleneck of the collection of 7,000 minerals can be seen by József Arnóth (was born in 1933). In one room, the mock-ups of the crystal structures were also displayed.

The exhibition was opened by Ildikó Szentmártoni Art History major,  who drew attention to the beauty of minerals, emphasizing the miracles of nature. She drew parallels between minerals and porcelain. The opening ceremony and specialty of the opening ceremony were enhanced by our most acclaimed instrumental artist, St. Martin, who fascinated the visitors by his saxophone and pan’s pipes play.

The special exhibition awaits the visitors until May 12.

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