Certified in history and archaeology, Moscow State University, 1967; Dr.phil. in history and archaeology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 1982.
Curator Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, 1967-1976, science manager, 1976-1978, head of department, 1978-1986, director general, 1986-1993, titular director general, since 1993. Professor archaeology University Szeged, since 1978. Vice chairman National Committee of International Council of Museums, Budapest, since 1989.
Fellow seminar Harvard University, Salzburg, since 1984.
Chairman Széchenyi Society, Budapest, since 1987. Member Baltic Institute Stockholm, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (archaeological committee since 1985), Association Hungarian Museum (chairman since 1990).
Children: Ilona, László.