Fülöp, Evelin

Budapest fine arts' museum mounted world's 7th most-visited exhibition

2011.04.20. 11:05


Hungary's Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest last year mounted the world's seventh most-visited exhibition, according to The Art Newspaper.

Wednesday's Magyar Nemzet daily carried the findings showing the Budapest-based gallery's Old Masters show in 7th place with 231,000 visitors. The museum, which recently completed the first phase of its renovation, has raised its profile over the past few years, attracting top travelling collections, including a large-scale show of Van Gogh works, which was the world's 15th most-visited exhibition in 2007.

The museum, which has its own distinguished collection, said to be the largest single collection of Spanish masters outside the Prado and an impressive impressionist gallery, stands in 96th place overall in the global rankings in terms of the number of visitors.