It has been a very action packed few weeks. Unfortunately the blog had to take a back seat, but now I am back with some nice stories to tell.
My last blog entry was written at the end of August. I was super-excited then about a new exhibition at the Hungarian Postal Museum which was opened on the 9th of September. My text panels are now proudly displayed on the walls of the Postal Museum. On this picture you can see one of the panels at the background.
The speaker at the center of the picture is János Hídvégi, a museologist at the Hungarian Museum of Technology and Transportation. This Museum provided an authentic, original Hungarian-built postal tricycle, made around 1900-1905. Next it stood another tricycle, which was built by Lajos and Ottó Haris in the late 1970s and was claimed to be another postal tricycle. But it is only a very badly built lookalike. It is a long story, and this blog is not the place to discuss it. But to the left of Mr Hídvégi you can see Ottó Haris.
As a next step, next year we are planning to do a QR-code related poject at the Postal Museum!
Next topic is about my context papers. There will be three, which will need to be completed by May, 2015. I am now doing the first one, which will focus on the relation between the automobile and the museums. I am getting some fascinating illustrations showing motoring museums in the 1950s, 1960s. Writing is really exciting and challenging at the same time. I can see whole paragraphs in front of my eyes, but when I try to write them down, the words are slipping away. I need to be really focused and use my recently wired brain 🙂 By the end of October, I plan to finish at least half of this first paper.
Also I have made an agreement with the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Commerce. I will be curating an exhibit on the history of Hungarian motoring trade with the help of Museum staff. This will be opened next Spring. Stay tuned for more details.
And last but not least, I am now an advisor to a German auction house, which will host its first classic car auction on the 28th of November. I am learning a lot of different things about the international classic car movement nowadays.