György Szeljak

museologist, cultural anthropologist

He has been working at the Museum of Ethnography since 2000. From 2000 to 2013, he was a collection museologist at the Europe Collection and editor-in-chief of the museum website. Between 2014 and 2015, he was the acting Head of the Communications Department. Since 2016, he has been a museologist at the America Collection. From his college years, he conducted cultural anthropological researches in various Latin American countries. He defended his doctoral dissertation in 2008, based on his fieldwork in Mexico, examining the cultural transformation of Native American communities. As an invited lecturer, he held university lectures related to Latin America at several universities in Hungary. Since 1998 he has been publishing studies in Hungarian, Spanish, and English, as well as translating books and articles in English, and Spanish. Co-curator and collaborator of several Hungarian and international exhibitions. Between 2011 and 2014, he was the professional leader of the OTKA research entitled “Immigrant Material Culture in Budapest”, during which the museum staff interpreted the characteristics of the migrant life situation and intercultural dialogue through the subject world of immigrants.

In the new permanent exhibition, he is in charge of the topic of Object Biographies.

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    Conference on the new permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Ethnography
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