The Zelnik István
Southeast Asian Gold Museum
The Gold museum was established in 2011 by Dr. István Zelnik, a former Hungarian high ranking diplomat, business man and art collector to show to the grand public the extraordinary and exceptional welth of the Art and Culture of Indochina and Southeast Asia truth a personal selection of presious metal – gold and silver objects including a great number of curiosities and unique pieces of the world.
The Gold Museum displayed 925 gold and silver artefacts from Cham, Khmer, Vietnamese, Siames, J
The Museum area included also a tropical garden and an Asian Tea House with a great number of rare and exciting findings – porcelain objects, jars with coins, statues, etc. of the “Maritime Silk Road”.
The Gold Museum was closed in 2015. A new, enlarged South and Souteast Asian Gold Museum will be open in Western Europe in the near future. The Hungarian Southeast Asian Research Institute related to the Gold Museum continues the activities: the resarch, cultural heritage and archaeological programs are on the way in Europe and Southeast Asia. Since 2015, 4 new albums have been published presenting different collections – burmese gemstone, khmer silk of Dr. István Zelnik.