THE MUSEUM OF ISTVÁN TÜRR AN INSTITUTION OF NATIONAL HERITAGE
The Museum of István Türr, an institution of national heritage was founded in 1937, after long years of preparatory and collection work. Its top function has been the protection of cultural heritage in the region, as well as cultivation, research and exhibition of its established collection of cultural values. Its target group is the population of Baja, the Municipalities of Baja, Bácsalmás and Jánoshalma, the County of Bácsk-Kiskun, but visitors from outside these regions are also welcome. As an institution of North-Bácska and the cultural and scientific center of Baja, it plays an important role in scientific, cultural and public life of the local community. The museum is devoted to create a vivid cultural life in Baja, that way contributing to the cultural development of the town. Among its aims there is also the strengthening of local patriotism and identity. All visitors interested in archeology, history, ethnography, numismatics, fine arts and applied arts will find interesting collections. As an institution of national heritage, it has also an ethnographic and historic collection on a national level. It has also a unique family heritage, the Memorial house of the Éber family – an artist dynasty from the 20th century, a collection presenting the life and work of István Nagy as part of the permanent exhibition of the artist, then the Memorial House of Ferenc Miskolczy, the Owl Fortress (Bagolyvár), the only country house of the Bunjevci people in Hungary, and a collection of target boards (50 pieces) from the 19th century – part of the local history collection, an ethnographic collection of craftsmen workshops, as well as the collection of traditional Danube fishing exhibits. The Museum of István Türr has identified its mission in its internationally recognized collections as well as its authentic exhibitions.