Latest Publications

The publications of the Ferenc Hopp Asian Art Museum published in recent years are available in Hungarian and English and can be purchased in the Museumshop.

Yurts and Monasteries. Mongolian Treasures at the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

In the volume published in connection with the exhibition, the chapters on Mongolian material cultural artefacts in Hungary are divided into four main thematic sections. The four chapters that make up the first thematic section cover the history of the intellectual and material heritage of academic and diplomatic relations between Hungary and Mongolia. 

ISBN 978-615-5987-77-9
Editor(s): Györgyi Fajcsák and Tímea Windhoffer
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts – Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Budapest
Published: 2022
Format: Paperback
Pages and Illustrations: 248 pages with color illustrations
Language: English, Hungarian

Enchanting Bali. The Journey of Gill Marais and Ilona Zboray through the Secrets of Bali

The present publication brings together these two women travellers, embracing a period of almost hundred years. Two women closely bound by the continuity of the themes they immortalised. Ilona Zboray and Gill Marais travelled to Bali and conveyed their experiences under entirely different circumstances, but what they have in common is the fact they were largely documenting exactly the same themes. Ilona Zboray through her writing, and Gill Marais through her photographs. In the exhibition Trance / Dance / Bali, visitors are confronted with a different aspect of Bali, this earthly Eden popularly known as a tourist paradise — they are brought face to face with everyday life and mortality, ceremonies, the powers of evil, and the struggle against demons. The descriptions penned by Ilona Zboray and the photographs taken by Gill Marais draw us into the unique culture and unparalleled beauty of Bali through the medium of images and words. 

ISBN: 978-615-5987-53-3
Editor: Vera Brittig
Authors: Vera Brittig, Gill Marais, Ilona Zboray
Publisher: Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts
Published: 2021.
Pages and Illustrations: 111 pages, color illustrations and photos
Language: English, Hungarian

Japonisme in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

The volume Japonisme in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was dedicated to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and the countries which used to belong to Austria-Hungary, conducted by the Museum of Fine Arts – Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest. Representatives of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and Japan signed the Treaty of Navigation, Commerce and Friendship in Tokyo on 18 October 1869, which had an impact on international policy between the parties, facilitated the development of trade and enhanced cultural transfer.

ISBN 978-615-5987-34-2
Editors: Mirjam Dénes, Györgyi Fajcsák, Piotr Spławski, Toshio Watanabe
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts – Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Budapest,
Pages and Illustrations: 328 pages with 200 colour illustrations
Graphic Design: Ágnes Megyeri
Language: English, Hungarian (only in e-Book format).

The Art of Asia. The Centenary of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts

This publication is a gap-filling reference book about the history of the Hopp Museum’s collections and the descriptions of its most prominent artefacts. The book is available both in English and in Hungarian. The Art of Asia catalogue is published on the occasion of the exhibition titled Made in Asia. The Centenary of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts.

ISBN 9786155987076
Editor(s): Györgyi Fajcsák
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts - Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts
Published: 2019
Format: Soft cover
Pages and Illustartions: 350 pages, with black and white and colour illustrations
Language: English, Hungarian