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Public procurement - we’re opening the envelopes ✉️

11/2021

On Friday, November 26th at 9:30 AM we went through an online opening of the offers for the historical manor house reconstruction contract. Two bids have been submitted and are currently being evaluated. We firmly believe that in the new year we will sign a contract with the successful bidder and who will then be able to take over the construction. We are ready to get our hands dirty!

Museum's huge get-together 🥂

10/2021

At the beginning of October, in honor of this year's 70th anniversary of the Spiš Museum, we held a large meeting of all current and former employees of the Spiš Museum. The autumn weather was very good and we were grateful for the opportunity to spend time together in a picturesque French park surrounding the manor house in Markušovce, as well as to get to know each other more and talk about current and future ambitions, including the project Manor House Susanna - An Experience in the Museum. We enjoyed lots of thank-you speeches, good food and various sports and teambuilding activities.

We received precious donations from Countess Heidi Máriássy 👑

09/2021

The Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves received an exceptional gift that will significantly enrich the expositions in Markušovce including the Manor House Susanna. Count Pál Máriássy was a descendant of an important aristocratic family in Spiš region and belonged to the branch that was the last to own the manor house in Markušovce. The historical complex is today a National Cultural Monument, which has been managed by the Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves since 1967. Pál's wife, Heidi Máriássy, still lives in Stockholm, Sweden and decided to donate to the museum dozens of objects consisting of portraits of the family members, furniture, as well as personal items of the Count Pál Máriássy, documenting his work, hunting, ornithological research, travel notes and photo albums..

Summer in the Markušovce historical in full swing ☀️

07/2021

Summer holidays have already started, the weather is great and our employees have prepared a rich program for the upcoming 2 months. We will be organizing outdoor concerts in the beautiful French park as well as the picturesue summer house. We also have prepared different guided tours and other attractions. Have you already visited us?

Skin in the game - The opening conference is starting 📢

06/2021

Before we organized our own opening conference for the project, we had the chance to see a bunch of conferences organized by other cultural institutions from the same EEA Grants programme. We were quite nervous since the other institutions did such a good job! On the other hand, we knew wi did everything we could to assure a smooth process. We invited hundreds of people from our network to join and see what this project is all about. Since the pandemic still persisted, the conference took place online. We are very thankful for having the EEA Grants officials join as well!

Final projects from the architects are here 👍

05/2021

We have received the final design of the updated project for the farm building reconstruction project from Ms. Pichova and architectural-artistic solution from the Masar studio. We will need them to prepare the public procurement. Meanwhile we watch the opening conferences of other projects that together with us successfully applied for a grant. We seek inspiration and prepare our own conference. On this occasion, we shoot a breathtaking video, showing the history of the Spiš Museum. In addition, this month Spiš museum celebrates its 70th anniversary. Happy anniversary!

Public procurement preparation 💻

04/2021

This month we are intensively gathering the documents needed for the initiation of public procurement to reconstruct the farm building. It is a fairly challenging task influenced by a lot of variables. In addition to the completion of the reconstruction of the building and architectural-art solutions, we must also get approval from the Memorial office. Since it is an extensive investment, the Košice self-governing region will also fund it. We are also working with a company specialized for preparing public procurements. We don't want to underestimate anything, so we are going to submit the documents to a voluntary ex ante check performed by the EEA Grants officials.

First Meeting with the Icelandic partner 🇮🇸

03/2021

One of the things from this project that brings us a lot of joy is the cooperation with the Icelandic company Gagarin. Gagarin is an experience design studio with rich experience with interactive exhibitions worldwide. We are honored that people from Gagarin will bring one of their technologies here. It will be an application of augmented reality. This month, we launched an online kick-off meeting between the Spiš Museum and Gagarin. We have to admit we were a bit nervous, but it all disappeared after seeing the cheerful faces of our Icelandic colleagues. We exchanged information about the scope of the project and ways Gagarin could implement their technologies. We already cannot wait to see the results!

Training marathon begins 📙

02/2021

The EEA Grants Department from the Ministry of Investment, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic has prepared a series of trainings for us, which will make it easier for us to orientate ourselves in the rules of project management, reporting and compliance with all necessary requirements. We diligently absorb new information. We appreciate the well-prepared and submitted online training, the helpfulness of the staff from the EEA Grants Department, as well as the rich guides for grant recipients, in which we will find the answer to perhaps every question. It's nice to see and get to know other recipients of this funding. Slovakia will revive its cultural life once again!

3-2-1 GO! 🥳

01/2021

On January 5th 2021, the project contract was signed by all parties and thus entered into force. We are very happy! We are looking forward to the fact that the project proposal for the reconstruction of a farm building in the Markušovce historical complex, which began to take shape in 2015, has finally fallen on fertile ground and we can work on its implementation. It is a great honor, responsibility and commitment for us to do the best work. The list of tasks is growing! What do we start with?