The CIC Museum in Palarikovo is expanding
On 23 July Count József Károlyi, Chairmen of the Culture Division, together with the CIC staff visited the CIC Museum in Palárikovo, Slovakia, in order to install new items in the permanent exhibition featuring the organization's current and past activities.
From now on the pictures awarded with the “CIC Wildlife Photography Prizes 2009” in May in Paris are exhibited, as well as a new photo series evoking the highlights of past CIC General Assemblies.
Thanks to the generous support of the German and Russian Delegations, new country tables for these two countries also became part of the exhibition. These tables show the geographic location plus other hunting-relevant information of the countries. Such tables as well as typical trophies of the concerned country are exposed each time a CIC Delegation decides to sponsor the museum with a one-time-only payment of 1.000 Euros.
It is a particular pleasure to announce the generous donation by one of our Art Prize winners, Bodo Meier, of one of his paintings to the museum. Many have seen and appreciated Bodo Meier’s rendition of African wildlife during the recent exposition of his paintings in one of Germany’s foremost nature history museums (see also the article in Newsletter 2009/1). We thank Bodo Meier for giving us the opportunity to now also admire one of his paintings in the CIC Museum.
The CIC Executive Committee has recently confirmed that the Museum project is one of major interest for the CIC as it is in Palárikovo that the CIC idea was conceived. The museum is a representative physical entity where the work of the CIC can be shown to the hunting and non-hunting public alike! As announced during the recent meeting of the Culture Division in Paris, the Museum has made considerable progress since the idea was first introduced at the General Assembly in Portorož in 2001. In the eight years since then a written concept was developed and the contract for use of the manor was signed with the Slovak Government. Currently around 120 different items are exposed, from photographs to historical explanations, posters of General Assemblies, stamps, trophies and drawings.