Half a thousand tickers at the Herend Porcelain Museum
2022. July 6.
A new temporary exhibition entitled “On the Wings of Time” opened in the ground-floor rooms of the Herend Porcelain Museum from the collection of watch collector Péter Krauss.
The exclusive collection consists of nearly 500 Hungarian clocks supplemented with Herend porcelain clocks. CEO Dr. Attila Simon said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition that their goal is for tourists visiting the Herend Porcelain Manufactory to leave Herend enriched with complex experiences. At the Porcelanium Visitor Centre, built on the idea of value creation, value preservation and value transmission stemming from their cultural mission, guests can visit the Minimanufactory to get a glimpse of the secrets of porcelain making, then they can walk around the permanent porcelain exhibition of the Herend Porcelain Museum, and they can meet different themes of temporary exhibitions. In recent years, the themes have included a contemporary fine and industrial art exhibition, an icon exhibition, a butterfly and insect exhibition, a glass art exhibition, a church history exhibition, or most recently a historical exhibition about the life of Count István Széchenyi. The focus of the current temporary exhibition is the clock as a measuring instrument, which is used to measure the hour, i.e. 1/24 of the day. Time also inspired Herend, so among the classic, nostalgic historical clocks you can also find Herend porcelain clocks. The meeting of the clocks and Herend porcelain in the current exhibition is due to the fact that “just as the clocks turn from the past through the present to the future, so the Herend porcelain, nourished by its centuries-old past, renews in an innovative way in the present, and points to the future”, emphasized CEO Dr. Attila Simon.
Watch collector Péter Krauss spoke about his passion for collecting clocks and watches. The exhibition was opened by actor Csaba Kőrösi, a prominent member of the troupe of the Petőfi Theatre Veszprém, performing interesting and entertaining literary selections related to clocks and the passage of time. The opening ceremony was coloured by songs performed by Herend singer Roland Dávid.
In addition to the amazing collection of the most famous Hungarian clock manufacturers, the exciting exhibition, which provides an experience for all ages, also features interactive attractions. These clocks are an essential chapter in the history of Hungarian industry, preserving them and making them a public treasure is our common task, and the Herend Porcelain Museum is happy to provide this opportunity.