Exhibition "Deer of the world“
On 16 October 2010 the festive opening ceremony for the "Deer of the world” exposition took place in the CIC museum in Palarikovo. The State Administration of castles and gardens of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania, Germany, has loaned Werner Trense’s collection of stags to the CIC museum for a period of several years. The director of the hunting castle museum of Granitz on the island of Rügen, Mr. Klaus-Dieter Mickschat, accompanied by his colleague Mr. Kussow, personally brought the 61 stags to Palarikovo by truck and helped installing the exposition.
Under the guidance of the director of the Slovak hunting association, Imrich Suba and with the sounds of hunting horns participants assembled in the Palarikovo castle entrance hall to assist the opening ceremony in the presence of personalities from the Slovak Ministry of Forestry and Agriculture, the Slovak Forestry Department, the Slovak hunters union and hunters chamber as well as the president of the ladies hunters club of Slovakia, Ing. Sonja Supekova, Phd.
Speeches were given by count József Károlyi for the CIC, Mr. Tibor Lebocky, president of the Slovak hunters union, State secretary Ing. Gabor Csicsai and Mr. Bena, the director of the forestry department responsible for Palarikovo. Also present were Marian Ciz, director of the museum of St. Anton (CIC Art prize 2003), honorary member of the CIC Culture Division, as well as Anders Grahn, a Young Opinion member of the Swedish Delegation, who was in Slovakia for the purpose of tightening relations between the Swedish and Slovak hunters unions. During the ceremony count Károlyi received the Slovak hunters union and the St Anton museum gold medals for his work to further hunting culture in Slovakia. After cutting the ribbon, the 50 or so participants took the opportunity to admire the exposition, engage in animated conversations, renew aquaintances and enjoy food and drink accompanied by the sounds of hunting horns.
The exposition and the CIC receives a wide audience as several press agencies, also from neighbouring countries, as well as the Slovak Television were present and interviews were given. The exposition will be open to the public on specified days and it is recommended that CIC members travelling the area make the detour to visit the museum. You can contact count Károlyi before your visit. He will ensure you receive a warm welcome.