Central European Research
Institute for Art History

Eszter Békefi

Project Leader, Chief Museologist

Archive and Documentation Center (ADK)

She graduated at the Department of Art History at ELTE BTK, started working for the Research Group for Restitution at the Hungarian National Gallery in 1995, and since 2007 she has been a staff member at its Archive Department. Since 2021 she is the chief museologist of the KEMKI Archive and Documentation Center (ADK), manager of the Archive of 19th and 20th Century Art, mainly Our House corpus, which is a collection of the documentation of the Hungarian National Gallery’s scientific work. Her fields of research are mid-19th century painting and the history of Hungarian art collection, especially before World War 2. She is the series editor of the Archive’s reference publications. In 2009 she was one of the curators of the exhibition József Borsos, Painter and Photographer.

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