For some reasons Hungarian tend to call a pea and corn salad with a mayonnaise dressing “French salad”. It can also be made from leftovers. I bet French people will be outraged to hear that this one is labelled as French.
Today, I am going to serve you a “French salad” – short snippets on various topics.
First of all, I would like to congratulate the Library on providing an excellent service. I am putting together a context chapter of my thesis. I need to research plenty of newspaper articles. The Library provides remote access to excellent databases, like JSTOR and Scopus. The interface works well and it is very straightforward. Also I have been recently noted that the Library made its article-downloading process a lot easier. This is one of the pillars of Distance Learning, so when this works smoothly, I am more relaxed.
Though I mentioned in my last blog entry that I intend to finish my first paper by the end of October, unfortunately I spent the better part of the last three weeks in bed with flu, cold, coughing etc 🙁
So I am a bit slower, but it is coming together. Putting together a chronology of how the automobile arrived to museums requires a lot of research, but this is why I am here!
Elsewhere planning work is ongoing on my first exhibition, titled “A Meseautótól a MERKUR-ig” (from the Dream Car to MERKUR). Dream Car was a very well-known 1930s Hungarian movie, while MERKUR was the central, government-owned automobile distribution agency in Hungary between 1964-1989. Planning this exhibition gives me an insight into the inner workings of a museum. This exhibition will be hosted by the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Hospitality.
Next week FIVA, the international classic vehicle association will hold its annual congress in Hungary. I was invited to be one of the three Hungarian speakers at the event. It’s good fun 🙂