Master of Arts in Philosophy, University Budapest, 1954.
Assistant professor anthropology University Budapest, 1957-1963, professor, 1963-1995. Director general Ethnographic Museum, Budapest, 1969-1992. Director open air museum Hungary, 1969-1975.
President Museum Council Hungary, 1986-1991. Member Hungarian Academy of Sciences (deputy president committee agricultural history 1985-1998), European Academy Arts and Sciences.
Married Gabriella Kladek, September 5, 1957. Children: Judit, Tamás.