PRESERVATION OF TRADITIONS IN BESENYSZÖG
The Foundation for Besenyszög won a non-refundable subsidy of 8.000.000 HuF by the project titled “House of traditional minor crafts”. The tender, with the ID 1 021 518 and aimed at developing exhibition- and showing rooms, cultural-, social- and entertainment venue, was announced for executing the chapter LEADER of Local Rural Development Strategies, according to the regulation of 76/2011. (VII.29.) of the Rural Development Minister. The project was implemented by the subsidy given by European Union and Hungarian Government, the intensity of the subsidy was 100%.
The aim of the project is the internal renovation of the lower building of the oldest building of the village - the former gendarmerie stable - and the development of the craft workshop, which is also suitable for the presentation of museum objects. With the internal renovation of the building, the exhibition of ethnographic objects presenting the peasant culture was solved in the crafts’ room, creating an interactive, visitor-friendly opportunity. Development contributes to being open on five days a week and creates a part-time job for one person.
Within the confines of the internal renovation, the interior floor and wall coverings were renewed, the paneling was made, the surface of the beamed floor was finished, the interior surfaces were painted, the new electrical network was built and luminaires were placed.
A carriage, towable by animals, was purchased as a traditional tool for expanding the museum collection and, furthermore, three log sofa for outdoor crafts. The foundation also acquired a measuring instrument for monitoring environment, which ensures the preservation of museum objects. The new wooden shelving system is suitable for the placement of tools for crafts and presentation of exhibited objects.
The renovated building now serves as a craft center and exhibition place, where the Foundation offers a great variety of programs for those who are interested in: museum education lessons, minor craft sessions (leather jewelry, clay, felting, chamois and wickerwork, basket weaving, bread baking, soap cooking, etc.) part of it is provided in cooperation with NGOs, craftsmen and exhibitions of local schoolchildren.