Communications Museum FoundationThe Postal and Telecommunications Museum Foundation adopted the name of Communications Museum Foundation in July 2004. The Postal and Telecommunications Museum Foundation was established in 1990 by the Hungarian Post Company (Magyar Posta Vállalat), the Hungarian Telecommunications Company (Magyar Távközlési Vállalat) and Hungarian Program Broadcasting Company (Magyar Musorszóró Vállalat) to provide for the operation of the Stamp Museum and Postal Museum preserving the relics of Hungarian post and telecommunications history. The founders have been fulfilling their commitments assumed in the deed of foundation since 1990, in an exemplary way.
The Foundation's policy and activities of public benefit are:
through special museums of national competence, operating subject to the current Hungarian legislation applicable to museums, to maintain the common museum heritage of the founder members and of their institutions; and to process this heritage from the scholarly aspect; to collect, preserve, record, research historical relics and documents related to the activity of the founder; making them accessible to the public through exhibitions and publications;
to maintain cultural traditions of professional circles involved in postal, telecommunications and broadcasting activities, by organizing events and meetings;
to maintain the collections and exhibition sites of the special museums and to finance their operation.
In the attainment of its goals, the Foundation performs an activity of public benefit specified under paragraphs 5 and 6, Article 26.c., Act No. CLVI, 1997, namely
5 - cultural activity
6 - preservation of cultural heritage
Pursuant to Act No. CXL, 1997 on the protection of cultural property, on museum institutions, on the provision of public library services and on public education, the Foundation's two activities specified above constitute public tasks.
The Foundation, while performing activities of public benefit, also performs public tasks that, by law or by authority of law - under another statutory provision - must be provided for by a public body or a local government.