Péter Granasztói

museologist, ethnographer, head of the department

He became a museologist at the Museum of Ethnography in 1995 and head of the Ethnological Archive in 2003.

His main research area is 18-19th century material culture and change of the material world. Under his leadership, an OTKA research program was completed in 2019, in the framework of which nearly ten thousand Hungarian heritage inventories were processed. In the last two decades, he has co-organized several collection-based exhibitions, such as the use and role of ‘cifraszűr’ (decorated fur coat) in Hungary, the fieldwork of Edit Fél and Tamás Hofer, and the ethnographic collection of István Györffy in the Fekete-Körös Valley. He also deals with the history of the Museum of Ethnography and the changes in its buildings. He has organized exhibitions and written studies on the history of the museum.

In the new permanent exhibition, he is in charge of the Age of Exhibitions and is in charge of the Object Biographies.

    En route
    Conference on the new permanent exhibitions of the Museum of Ethnography
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