Hungarian Heritage

Acknowledgments and Credits

Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival

This program was produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in partnership with the Balassi Institute, Budapest. Major support was provided by the Hungary Initiative Foundation and National Cultural Endowment of Hungary. Additional support is provided by the Hungarian American Coalition, American Hungarian Federation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C., Center for Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Ferenc Liszt University of Music, Hungarian National Tourist Office, William Penn Association, Hungarian American Cultural Association, City Council of Karcag, Hungarian Communion of Friends, and Tisza Ensemble Washington.

SPECIAL THANKS

Pál Hatos, Director General, Balassi Institute, Budapest; H. E. Ambassador György Szapáry, Embassy of Hungary in Washington, D.C.; H. E. Ambassador Károly Dán, Consulate General of Hungary, New York; Francine Berkowitz, László Boros, Claire Bright, Beatrice Camp, Kálmán Dreisziger, László Karsai, Rebecca Kokinda, Cathy Lemont, Kálmán Magyar, Ildikó Nagy, Judy Olson, Peggy Parsons, József Salamon, Anikó Gaál Schott, David Stanley, Zsolt Szekeres, Mary Taylor, Ottilia Varga, Peter Voorhis; Budapest Wine Festival, Centrum Management, City Council of Kalocsa, Csipke Folkdance Camp (Életfa, Csűrdöngölő, Regős, Tükrös), Festival of Folk Arts and Crafts, György Martin Folk Dance Association, House of Traditions, Hungarian Academy of Sciences—Institute of Ethnology, Hungarian Media Services and Support Trust Fund, Hungarian Open Air Museum, National Museum of Ethnography, Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography.

Program Curators: James Deutsch and Ágnes Fülemile

Program Coordinator: Zsuzsanna Cselényi

Project Manager: Zoltán Guba

Participant Assistant: Lili A. Kocsis

Lead Volunteer: Zakiya Williams

Curatorial Advisory Board: Miklós Cseri, Eszter Csonka-Takács, Hungarian Open Air Museum; László Diószegi, György Martin Folk Dance Association; Gabriella Igyártó, Festival of Folk Arts and Crafts; László Kelemen, House of Traditions; János Tari, National Museum of Ethnography

Choreographers: Dezső Fitos and Enikő Kocsis

Fashion Designers: Tünde Hrivnák and Melinda Madarász

Program Support
Balassi Institute, Budapest: Rita Balás, Anna Bérczes, Szandra Miskédi, Veronika Muhi

Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York: Gergely Romsics, Eszter Tamás, Zita Vadász

Embassy of Hungary, Washington, D.C. Béla Gedeon, Judit Kozenkow, Mihály Manchin, György Rétházi, András Szörényi

Hungarian Heritage House, Budapest: Angéla Hont, István Pávai, Natália Zagyva

Architecture and Design: Miklós Búzás, Dénes Kaszta, József Siklósi (lead architect)

Construction Crew:Endre György, Imre Györgypál, Vilmos Györgypál, Sándor Herpai, Levente Kovács, Balázs Palkovics, Balázs Szabó, Gyula Szilágyi, István József Varga

Gastronomy Consultants: János Kiss, Viktor Merényi, Viktória Váradi, Gábor Vendégh, Zoltán Zilai

Family Activities Coordinator: Piroska Nagy

Presenters: Fruzsina Cseh, Réka Kiss, Csaba Mészáros, Pál Richter, Tekla Tötszegi

Interns: Saskia Clausager, Hannah Davis, Nadine Dosa, Virginia Mellen, Marguerite Quirey, Andrea Sandor, Tasha Sandoval, Rhys Tucker