Mission statement

MISSION STATEMENT OF HAJDÚSÁGI MUSEUM

 

Through its collections, exhibitions and programs Hajdúsági Museum is determined to strengthen our sense of identity, by keeping alive the existing Haiduk traditions, we can improve and preserve the Haiduk identity that connects us to this region. Collecting the locally created cultural values and the creations and objects of outstanding people who left Hajdúság region, Hajdúsági Museum bequeaths these fragments of our past to posterity, saves, protects and processes this precious material, applying professional, scientific methods, to transmit it to the general public and educate the youth.

Principles of our mission statement

Hajdúsági Museum is the largest regional museum of the county! The collection of Hajdúsági Museum – as it is indicated in the name – bears a nonpareil significance, comprises the material and intellectual values of the Haiduk Towns, protects, preserves, analyses and presents this unique culture.

The premises of Hajdúsági Museum, in the Seat of Haiduk District, is the oldest secular public building of the county, a first-grade, high priority monument: A HISTORIC MEMORIAL SITE!

‑ ”27. Historic Memorial Site: a site of crucial interest in the history of the nation or of an ethnic group of the country, which is declared historic memorial site by Government regulation.[1]

Our institute is not merely a municipal or local history museum, but a museum for Haiduk District, the so called ”old Haiduk Towns” (Hajdúszoboszló, Hajdúnánás, Hajdúhadház, Hajdúdorog, Vámospércs, and Hajdúböszörmény), thus the preserver of the Haiduk’s heritage! It represents the region, which formed the administrative, economic and intellectual image of the present day region, since the past of this land – the administrative unit of Haiduk District – was created organically from a common agreement and a sense of belonging together, which originates from a collective identity.

Hajdúsági Museum and its building, the Seat of Haiduk District, is destined to serve as the museum of the Haiduk, settled down by Prince István Bocskai, and of all the Haiduk Towns, a public collection that is unparalleled in the country, a timeless symbol of the region, the Haiduk and Hajdúság at the same time!

The task of preservation, scientific processing and presentation of the rich and diverse relic material is one of our main concerns. There is always a particular emphasis on transmitting knowledge when exhibitions are planned and organized.

We are convinced that museums must become the locales providing high-standards of education, acquisition of knowledge and leisure activities. We insist on offering our visitors the opportunity to discover different aspects of the museum’s collection and this way,to learn more about the history of Haiduk District and its role in Hungarian culture.

Our work implies the creation of strong relations not only with associate institutes from the county or from Hungary, but also with other representatives of the cultural field, as well as, with partners from the tourism industry.

Our professional staff work according to the ethical principles and observe the legal regulations of the branch.

We also lay stress on the professional training of our colleagues, since, beside our visitors, their expertise means the key to success for our museum.

We assume the responsibility of forming our visitor’s opinion about the museum, to be considered as protector of the National Heritage. We also concern the protection and maintenance of built heritage sites.

May 6, 2013

Hajdúböszörmény

 

 

Gyula Szekeres

Museum Director

 

[1] [See: Article CXLIX/2011] The bill was approved by the Parliament on the Session of November 7, 2011 and came into force on January 1, 2012. In.: Hungarian Official Gazette, Issue 132, November 14, 2011. 32452-32455.p.)