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Permanent exhibition of Ecclesiastical Art

The reformed ecclesiastical art of the Danube Basin

This exhibition presents the ecclesiastical art of the Danube Basin for the visitor. It presents the life of the reformed church, its artistic manifestations and its main tendencies. The materials include the characteristic jewels, painted wooden/carpenter works, ecclesiastical historical remains of the the Danube Basin’s congregates.
The visitors may come know the masterworks of tin- and goldsmith, the ceramics and textile art and of the typical fixtures of reformed churches. The exhibition offers information on the formation and peculiarities of the liturgy of the reformed church as well.

The exhibited material presents the style, material culture, puritanism and abstemious liking of ornamenting of our congregates. The exhibits, jewels show the struggle, endeavour and faith of long past generations. The main fixtures of the reformed church: the communion table, the pulpit, the painted pew fronts and wooden ceilings, money collecting devices and the instruments of the communion can be also found in the exhibition. The communion wine–jugs, chalices, plates, table covering cloths, christening–jugs and bowls are perfect examples of the handcrafts of their age and that of the style and financial potentials of the congregates whom ordered them. The presented paintings, reproductions and costumes offer a good insight into the life and ceremonies of the reformed congregates.

While walking around in the exhibition halls, the visitors can enjoy musical compositions from the 18th century.

Our ecclesiastical collection is a real delicacy for those who interested in handicrafts (tin- and goldsmith, ceramics, painted wooden works), in history, in church history or in the liturgy of the reformed church.

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