For Freedom: Hungarian Revolution anniversary celebration

From left to right: UMAG Director Dr Florian Knothe, Dr László Baán, General Director of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts, Budapest, Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man and Hungarian Consul General Dr Pál Kertész (Photo credit: UMAG)

The Hungarian Consulate General has organised a series of activities to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

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“Once and for all, the world woke up from the illusion of Communism. In October 1956 the Hungarian nation proved that it was able of taking control of its own destiny,” Hungarian Consul General Pál Kertész said at the opening ceremony of an exhibition and film screening of Children of Glory on 2 November.

The University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) of The University of Hong Kong is also collaborating with the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest to present an exhibition and publication Pictures of the Past: Hungarian Photographer Dezső Bozóky in Hong Kong which will run until January 2017.



Alex Fok is a Harbour Times journalist monitoring Hong Kong’s daily political scene and diplomatic updates. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and International Studies from University of Warwick and his master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a former committee member of the Warwick-based Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society (WHKPASS) and was the chief editor of the society’s magazine – PASSTIMES.