This publication is the first volume of a Hungarian museum professional series published by the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. It is written by university professor Péter György, director of ELTE’s Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, and Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The volume includes 17 critical studies and essays on museum history, which analyse the theoretical conditions of museum practice. A museum is a house for learning, which operates in different urban and cultural spaces in different eras. A reoccurring question concerns how the different contexts rewrite the concept of the museum and how it can remain partly the same within the given constraints and potentials. With the series MúzeumCafé Books the designers’ mission is to support the current revival of Hungarian typography with its renowned tradition, the introduction of the new generation of Hungarian typographers and the establishment of a contemporary typeface collection, which will be exhibited in the future. This volume introduces the new typeface Frustro designed by Martzi Hegedus, which was inspired by the works of Escher. Acknowledgement is due to the designer for the use of the ornamental typeface and it is hoped that our readers also recognize the significance of this calm yet visible typographical change-over that affects the book in its entirety.