Okay, it’s been only six days since my last blog post, but recent developments warrant a short note here.
Yesterday, I had a long conversation with my professor. Right now I am not writing any of my essays – yet, but I am reading. Books, journals, websites etc.
As my professor put it, I am wiring my brain. I embrace the world of modern museology and I love what I am seeing. It is a great new horizon, full of exciting adventures. One of the first adventures will be to finish my thesis 🙂 But first, I need to write three essays by next May. Back in April, when the topics of these essays were discussed, I was a bit agitated. I had a rough idea about where I am heading, but the whole picture was blurred. Now, the lens have been cleaned, and I am very happy to say that I am ready to write my first essay: museums and automobiles – how museums display and collect cars.
But I will only be able to do that in mid-September.
I would like to tell you why. In one of my earlier blogposts I have mentioned the Haris Brothers. Lajos and Otto Haris built several automobiles in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of these ended up in the hands of the Hungarian Postal Museum. These vehicles were claimed to be restored cars from the beginning of the 20th century, but these are fakes, using old parts. I was allowed to create new lables for these vehicles. The Postal Museum doesn’t want to retire these vehicles from the exhibition, but new, more appropriate labels will be featured. Additionally I was comissioned to create two new text panels on the history of motorized postal vehicles in Hungary. I was happy with this assingment, but I was not in a hurry to complete the panels.
On 9 September the Hungarian Post will issue a series of stamps commemorating Janos Csonka, a pioneer Hungarian engineer, who designed the first Hungarian-built motor vehicles.
And the Postal Museum will host a mini-exhibition to commemorate this occasion. These new developments were told me earlier this week, so I am now busy preparing for this exhibition.
I will tell you about how the opening ceremony went in two weeks’ time!