The new exhibition of the Millenáris presents the inventions of world-famous Hungarians
Hungarian version of the article: Világraszóló magyarok találmányait mutatja be a Millenáris új kiállítása
February 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM
An exhibition on the history of science entitled Dreamers of Dreams 20 - World-Speaking Hungarians opens today at the Millenáris, 2nd district, 16-20 Kis Rókus street. The exhibition is for the 20th anniversary of the original Dreamers Exhibition in 2002 and the opening of the Millennium, but now presents a completely new material compared to the previous exhibition.
The exhibition is organized around 6 + 1 content units, and it also displays the Hungarian results of the last two decades through the work of about six hundred Hungarian scientists and explorers.
Among the topics, visitors can meet, for example, a 1915 Ford T model or one of the aircraft of the aerobatic world champion Péter Besenyei, many Hungarian innovations in the history of transport, and the history of Hungarian railways will come to life.
The exhibition was composed of the work of six hundred Hungarian scientists and explorers (Photo: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)
The space presenting medicine and life sciences recalls the great Hungarian medical personalities, the history of the fight against epidemics until the discovery of Katalin Karikó, and visitors can try how to perform a laparoscopic surgery, but also learn about the functioning of the human brain through many games.
The compilation also includes significant Hungarian developments in infocommunication and the industrial and energy sectors, from the Eötvös pendulum to the results that help the utilization of nuclear energy.
The road leads into the world of agriculture through a stylized wheat field, with a hundred-year-old steam tractor in the middle, and the exhibition unit Science of Space evokes the outstanding Hungarian contributions of mathematics, aviation and space science. Here, visitors can experience the achievements of space exploration in almost 360-degree projection, and then take a walk on Mars with the help of VR goggles.
A detail of the interactive exhibition entitled Dreamers of Dreams 20 (Photo: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)
The exhibition pays tribute to the solved problems and the solvers of the problems, the "dreamers" - emphasized Gergely Gulyás, the Minister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office, at the opening ceremony.
He also added that Hungarians have plenty of reasons to be proud to think of inventions and discoveries such as matches, the nuclear chain reaction, vitamin C and the fetal protection vitamin, or the figures of Hungarian scientists such as Tivadar Puskás, Ányos Jedlik, Szent- Albert Györgyi and Endre Czeizel.
As he recalled, two decades ago, a new public park and community space had been created from the building of the Ganz factory used in socialism in a brownfield investment, and in one year, 800,000 people were viewing the exhibition, he said.
The Dreamers Exhibition held in 2002 (Photo: millenaris.hu)
Hungary was able to be turned back from the gates of the future, and everything the exhibition advertised was enclosed in brackets after 2002, the minister said. However, as he added, Millenáris has expanded in recent years due to consistent improvements, and the park’s surface area has increased significantly. We are confident that this exhibition is a worthy successor to the one 20 years ago, Gulyás emphasized.
Virág Dankó, managing director of Millenáris, said: 20 years ago, visitors have faced being members of a world-renowned nation. The current exhibition aims to provide a similar experience and convey a similar message. A key goal is to show that Hungarians were not only successful in the past, but still have these qualities.
The exhibition was the result of 15 months of work, with a budget of HUF 3.2 billion. The exhibition is scheduled to be visited until 31 December, 2022, according to the organizers.
Cover photo: The exhibition on the history of science in Millenáris is entitled Dreams of Dreams 20 (Photo: millenaris.hu)