Virtual Exhibition of the Year
The virtual exhibition "Wine tasting in Eger – Our Wine Heritage", created by the István Dobó Castle Museum staff and available on our website, is "Virtual Exhibition of the Year 2021".
The Hungarian Museum Association (Pulszky Society) has been awarding this prize since 2010. In addition to the two existing categories (permanent or temporary exhibitions with a cost of less or more than HUF 4 million), for the first time in 2021, applications were invited to the category of virtual collections.
Twenty valid applications were received, 12 of which were shortlisted for the second round. The jury decided that six temporary exhibitions, five permanent exhibitions and one virtual exhibition were still running for the title, Hungarian Museums Online reports.
The Society rewards exhibitions for novelty, their ability to engage, their scientific expertise and their creativity.
The award ceremony took place on 25th October at the Autumn Festival of Museums, a national conference on new directions in museum exhibitions, at the Petőfi Literary Museum.
The award was presented to the creators of the virtual exhibition, the staff of the Dobó István Castle Museum. This exhibition is available online. Eger has been a centre of grape and wine production for centuries. This exhibition tells the story of Eger's winemakers.
With 315 objects, photographs, and documents from the István Dobó Castle Museum collections, our virtual exhibition explores the history of wine-making, the tools used and techniques applied as well as the town's cellar system and wine culture. We learn too about Gárdonyi and his love of the wine trade. Animated and archival short films, folk songs from Eger and its surroundings, and wordwall games will give you a fascinating insight into the grape and wine culture of Eger.
The virtual exhibition can be viewed HERE.