The National Museum Restoration and Storage centre will be located in the environs of Városliget, on the site of the former Szabolcs Street hospital, and will be completed by 2018 as part of the Liget Budapest Project.
The nearly 37,000-square-metre, world class building complex will be one of its kind in Europe. It will satisfy every professional requirement thanks to its warehouses, workshops, research rooms, studios and offices.
A park to be established around the complex on an area of 13,000 square metres will be available for use by the public during the opening hours.
Within the framework of the development, unique in Central Europe, world-class art storage warehouses and conservation-restoration workshops will be housed in five buildings on four underground and three above ground levels, covering a total area of almost 37,000 square metres.
The planned centre will provide the conditions and technical background of outstanding quality required for the safeguarding of the more than 350,000 artworks of the Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hungarian National Gallery, as well as for their scientific research.
The complex will bring a long-term, modern and reassuring solution to the age-old problems linked to the material and storage of Hungary’s national public collections.