László Gyugyi and the City of Pécs decided to create the conditions together for the return of works that once set out on their journey to conquer the world back to their “hometown”. This made it possible for the public to get acquainted with these magnificent ceramics at the permanent exhibition opened in 2010 in the Sikorski House, as a real gem of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. The great success and affectionate reception encouraged the collector to increase the number of exhibited works year by year over the years, moreover, his example encouraged others to do the same.
The collection, currently consisting of 710 ceramic masterpieces, 6 design sheets and 3 contemporary documents includes the top works of the Zsolnay factory from the period of historicism, millennium and Art Nouveau, which were once meant for world exhibitions or foreign markets. The vases, bowls, jugs, lamps, sculptures or murals on display radiate the magical atmosphere of the past and convey the irresistible attraction and timeless brilliance of art at the same time.