HAT AND CAP
We respectfully invite you to visit the memorial room and exhibition of Artur Stockinger's hat and cap collection.
Nagydorog local authority and the Riedel family
Munkaszüneti napokon: Markó János (Jókai u. 7. Telefon: 06 75 332 413)
"I tried to serve my Lord, the Virgin Mary, my flock and my poor Hungarian nation."
Artur Stockinger was born in November 1926. He spent all his life in the hills of Tolna country, which determined his attraction and love for this part of the country. He was a chaplain in Villány and he was the parish priest of Nagydorog from 1974 to his death (1994).
An outlook on the world and the desire to meet people drove him to travel. He observed the characteristic features of different types of people almost as an anthropologist.
His collection of hats preserved with so much care is displayed in accordance with his wishes. The collection is not a scientific one, but reflects the interests of a person open to the world , an amateur collector with good eyes. Its variety and colourful richness, however, serves Stockinger's intention well - it entertains, reminds and teaches.
HATS, CAPS AND CLOTHING IN THE EXHIBITION
The display includes more than 160 hats and caps from several parts of the world - from Europe (England, Scotland, Italy, the Balkans, Scandinavia and Spain); from Africa (Tunisia); from Asia (Turkey, Japan, China, Mongolia, Central Asia and the Middle East); and from North America. Typical Hungarian hats are also represented. Several characteristic costumes make the exhibition lively and colourful. A number of Artur Stockinger's personal belongings recall the personality of this collector, traveller, teacher and parish priest.