András Török

Public Speaker, Writer, and High-End Guide in Budapest, Magyarország

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András Török (1954) Hungarian policymaker, author, non-profit businessman, cultural philanthropy specialist. A former dissident, teacher, he served as Deputy Minister for Culture and as President of the National Cultural Fund (1994-98.) He also worked as the founding director of the Hungarian House of Photography. He is the author of seven non-fiction books (the cult book Budapest: A Critical Guide is one of them.) Since 2003 he has been the founding director of Summa Artium, an arts&business organisation. He is the publisher and columnist of the monthly “Budapest”. He has used his pseudonym Simplicissimus since 1993. He is the manager and one of the editors of Fortepan Online Photo Archive.
He was on the Board of the European Cultural Foundation 2004-2012.

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  • Work
    • Summa Artium
  • Education
    • Eötvös University, Budapest, English, History, Modern Greek