Mail Art Exhibition, Budapest, Stamp Museum
The Stamp Museum was opened to the public in 1939 in the first 20th century architectural heritage monument in Hungary, the post office in the 7th district. The exhibition hall is one enormous space, resembling rather a library, for the stamps are placed in metal-framed glass plates fitting in cases mounted in the wall, in order to protect them from heat, light and moisture. 3200 such frames in the exhibition hall contains the nearly 500 thousand artistic stamps that make up the permanent exhibition with the title The History of the World on Stamps. The world famous collection of the Museum has comprises more than 13 million units of Hungarian and foreign stamps, stamp designs, documents.
The exhibition with the title "Mail Art, Art Postal, Art Posté – freely!" is devoted to introduce works symbolizing the internationality and rich visual world of Correspondence Art, moving freely by means of the post, as well as friendship and togetherness of artists. The envelopes exhibited here were composed and dispatched on the request of the French collector, Michel Bohbot.