Iparművészeti Múzeum - Budapest, Hungary | A Blog Voyage
(above photo © Jaime Silva) Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied Arts) (36) 1 - 456 5100 1092 Budapest, Hőgyes Endre utca, Budapest, Hungary www.imm.hu. OPEN HOURS: 2:00 pm - 6:00pm Tuesday 10:00am - 6:00pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 10:00pm Thursday In 1872 the Hungarian Parliament decided to purchase "industrial Vienna's" 1873 World Exhibition and in 1890 a contest was held to design a suitable building to house the collection and be home to the School of Applied Arts on Hõgyes Endre street. First prize was won by a series of plans, put forth by architects Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, inspired in oriental forms. Construction began in 1893 and the building was opened by emperor Franz Joseph on October 25th 1896 as part of the Hungarian State's millenium celebration. Today, the Building itself is the main attraction. It is another fine example of Hungarian secession splendor; a fairytale palace full of angles, stairwells, columns and details that