8.2.2 Policies and programmes
Events such as the World Days of Music, the Day of Open Heritage, the Night of Museums, the Month of Libraries etc., are becoming increasingly vigorous and public subsidy accorded to them is also becoming increasingly well planned. Public relations activity for these events is highly professional and their influence over the public is growing.
The Night of Museums, held on Midsummer's Night for the eighth time in 2010, reached a record number of 400 000 participants, in excess of all predictions. It has become the largest single cultural event in Hungary.
The campaign for "local governments supporting libraries (museums, community culture)" has been successful and expanding. By granting significant sums of money, the Minister acknowledges villages / towns which have recently allocated the largest sums of money for maintaining these services.
2011 was declared the Year of Liszt in Hungary, related but not limited to the 200 year anniversary of composer and pianist Franz Liszt's birth.