[Wiki Loves Monuments] Hungary in WLM 2012

Mészöly Tamás meszoly.tamas at wikimedia.hu
Thu Sep 6 10:09:06 UTC 2012

There is a news in this matter:
Google translated English version:

Briefly: according to this online newpaper, the government will eliminate
KÖH, the National Office of Cultural Heritage. Scopes of KÖH's duties
probably goes back to some ministries.
I am not sure it is a good news or bad news, but the situation is


On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Mészöly Tamás
<meszoly.tamas at wikimedia.hu>wrote:

> Dear All,
> I have to announce that Hungary can not participate in WLM this year.
> I am very-very sad and upset about it, and I terrible sorry.
> Before summer I sent an e-mail to the president of the National Office of
> Cultural Heritage, but I didn't get any answer for weeks.
> After two weeks I called the secretary about my e-mail, and I got to know
> that the president has resigned by 1st of July, and she didn't want to sign
> a new contract in her last weeks (but she left a note about her support on
> it).
> The new president was appointed in July, but in his first weeks he didn't
> want to deal with our contract.
> As soon as I arrived back from the US (Wikimania) I sent an e-mail to the
> new president about our co-operation, but I didn't get any answer for many
> days.
> When I called the secretary I got to know that the team prepared our
> contract last year was on holiday, after that the president went to holiday
> until 21 of August.
> After this day, I called the secretary and legal department daily, and on
> 27 of August there was a meeting where they discussed about our contract,
> but the president didn't decide about it.
> Then I called them every day, but I got a call yesterday, that the
> president is very busy and hasn't got time for this co-operation now.
> This is Hungary in 2012...
> I wish you a big success and an extremely good competition for WLM 2012, I
> will follow it during the next weeks.
> Best regards,
> Tamás
> [[User:Samat]]
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