What is the mission of the Museum of Applied Arts?
Located on Üllői út, one of Budapest’s busiest roads, the primary objective of the Museum of Applied Arts is to “collect, register, document and study works of applied art, to keep and display them as part of the natural cultural treasures, and thereby to disseminate the values of object and environmental culture for educational purposes.” (excerpt from the Museum’s mission statement). The museum also openly pursues its mission to elevate public taste and visual culture by presenting masterpieces. By stepping inside the door of the imposing building, you can see for yourself that the museum is making great strides in accomplishing these noble goals: with its collection of around 100,000 works of art, it paints a comprehensive picture of the history of all branches of applied arts. In addition, the building housing the collection is itself a magnificent sight to behold.