The Department of Medals is home to 19th–21st century medals and plaquettes by Hungarian artists, wax and plaster models, as well as contemporary artists’ objects defined as medals – in total 4,826 works.
The Collection of Prints and Drawings preserves around 81 000 sheets created by Hungarian artists from the end of the 18th century to around 1960. The works fall into three units: the collection of drawings, the collection of prints and the collection of posters.
The Collection of Paintings, currently comprising 10,000 items, holds Hungarian artworks dating from 1800 to 1945. Its origins reach back to the mid-19th century and the Founding Society of the National Picture Gallery.
The Contemporary Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery has been collecting Hungarian artworks from 1945 to the present day.
The Old Hungarian Collection gathers and exhibits paintings, sculptures, their ensembles, high-quality architectural carvings and tombstones created in the Hungarian Kingdom or upon local commission between the 11th century and 1800–1810. We would like to kindly draw our visitor's attention that the Late renaissance and baroque art collection closed on Sunday 29 July 2018 due to its moving to the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest. The collection can be visited again from November 2018 in the re-opening Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest.
The collection, which contains 4,600 works, includes the most significant 19th and 20th century statues of Hungarian art history. The most outstanding are in the Gallery’s permanent exhibition.