Ildiko Dobranyi Foundation
 

Ten Years of the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE) in the Period of Ildiko Dobranyi's Presidency

 

1996 Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists (MKE) formed
1998 Design work begins on the 'St. Stephen Tapestry' ('St. Stephen and His Work') for the Christian Museum, Esztergom.
1999 Europalia Hungaria tapestry exhibition in Mons, Belgium
2000

Budavár Tapestry Workshop established

Weaving of the 'St. Stephen Tapestry' begins in the Budavár Tapestry Workshop.

November: An independent jury consisting of specialists selects from among the entries submitted works for display at the forthcoming 'KÁRPIT' international tapestry exhibition to be staged jointly by the MKE and the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.
Members of the jury:
Rebecca A.T. Stevens, art historian, Consulting Curator for Contemporary Textiles, The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Caroline Boot, art historian, Director of the Nederlands Textielmuseum, Tilburg
Noël Pasquier, tapestry artist, representing the Association of French Tapestry Artists (ARELIS)
Edit András, art historian, Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Tibor Wehner, art historian, Fine and Applied Arts Board

Christmas: The 'St. Stephen Tapestry' is handed over and an exhibition at the Christian Museum, Esztergom

2001 'KÁRPIT' International Exhibition of Contemporary Tapestry staged at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts
2002 At the invitation of the American Tapestry Alliance (ATA), exhibition in Vancouver of selected Hungarian material from the 'KÁRPIT' event
Edit András delivers an address on contemporary Hungarian tapestry art at an ATA conference held in Vancouver within the framework of the 'Convergence' series.
2003

'Metamorphosis' series of lectures organised by the MKE Speakers: Zoltan Fabian, Erno Marosi, Daniel Pocs, Erzsebet Kiraly, Janos Sturcz, Edit Andras

Design work begins on the 'Corvinus Tapestry', a triptych commissioned by the National Szechenyi Library, Budapest

2004

A selection of Hungarian material from the 'KÁRPIT'exhibition is invited by The Textile Museum, Washington D.C. for an exhibition there with the title 'By Hand in the Electronic Age'.

December: An independent jury consisting of specialists selects from the entries submitted works for display at the forthcoming 'KÁRPIT 2' exhibition at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.
Members of the jury:
Rebecca A.T. Stevens, art historian, Consulting Curator for Contemporary Textiles, The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
Bernard Schotter, Administrator-General, Mobilier National et des Manufactures Nationales des Gobelins, de Beauvais et de la Savonnerie, Paris
Elsje Janssen, art historian, curator at the Municipal Museums of Antwerp
Peter Horn,í/ tapestry artist, Kiel, Germany
Edit András, art historian, Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2005

Weaving of the 'Corvinus Tapestry' begins at the Budavar Tapestry Workshop.

'KARPIT 2 (Metamorphoses). The Art of Woven Tapestry Then and Now' International Exhibition of Tapestry at the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts

2006

Hanging and unveiling of the 'Corvinus Tapestry' at the National Commemorative Site in the National Szechenyi Library, Budapest.

Publication of the book 'Kárpitművészet Magyarországon - Tapestry Art in Hungary' by the Association of Hungarian Tapestry Artists