Tátrai Vilmos szerk.: A Szépművészeti Múzeum közleményei 92-93.(Budapest, 2000)

The Museum of Fine Arts in 1999

The increasing rate of expansion of the holdings of the library were directly related to the programs of the Museum of Fine Arts supporting scholarly research and to the traditional role of the library in the training of Hungarian art historians and archaeologists. The researching staff of the museum and the curators of the collections of Antiquities offer regular scholarly advice for the new acquisitions of the library. EXHIBITIONS Permanent exhibitions The fifth room of the permanent exhibition of the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities had to be reinstalled because of the ongoing reconstruction work in the Doric hall. In the same room, the so-called Stemberg-relief was put on exhibition from 23 December, 1999. The newly arranged Old Masters' Gallery, on display for two years, has been in constant change because of the regular loans for foreign exhibitions. The major reorganisation of the Gallery took place on occasion of the Esterházy exhi­bition in Frankfurt. From the room of Early German Art two statues were moved to the exhibition of Northern Gothic Art, while Leonardo's equestrian statuette was placed in the room of the Cinquecento from December and two small bronzes came to enrich the room of the Seicento. Temporary exhibitions Atter see - Paintings from the 1990s 15 January - 28 February, Marble Hall Exhibition by Katalin Papp The first exhibition in Budapest of the oeuvre of the Austrian artist, born in Bratis­lava in 1940, was displayed in the Museum at the initiative of the Association of Austrian-Hungarian Cultural Collaboration of Vienna. Dürers Woodcuts of the Apocalypse 14 March - 30 April, Doric Pyramid Exhibition by Loránd Zentai In this exhibition were shown a series of fifteen woodcuts entitled Apokalypsis cum figuris, published by the artist in 1498. The prints, from the collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings, were originally bound in a book and accompanied on their reverse side by verses from the Book of Revelations in German and Latin in the edition of 1498 and in Latin in the edition of 1511. These inscriptions inspired the curators to accompany the prints also with the relevant passages from the Gáspár Heltai's Hungarian translation (Kolozsvár/Cluj, 1562). The opening of the exhibition was made memorable by an exceptional musical