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Ethnographic Museum

Ethnographic Museum


Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Brasov
Ethnographic Museum

In 1908 five Saxon collectors from Bra?ov initiated the Bra?ov Collectors Association Museum whose founder was Iulius Teutsch. The museum developed and in 1912 was named the Village Museum of Bârsa Country. It ceased its activity at the end of world was two, and a part of its collections were transferred to the University of Brasov, and another part the Bra?ov Regional Museum, founded in 1950. In 1967, the Bra?ov County Museum was enriched with the ethnography section which in 1990 became an autonomous institution having a juridical status (decision no. 227 from the 11th of June 1990). The building that hosts the exhibition was raised in1902 and restored in 1979. It had several functions: dance hall, students? culture house, printing-house, and later museum, exhibiting pieces of ethnography and folk art, pottery, glassware from the 18th - 19th centuries, folk costumes and textiles, painted eggs, glass, metal, leather, bone icons. It also has a documentary fund. The collection comprises 13,600 items dating from the 17th - 20th centuries representing the following ethnographic areas: Bârsa Country, Bran, Rupea, F?g?ra? Country, the Hârtibaciu Valley. The central pavilion of Bra?ov shelters the exhibition "Life in Transylvanian Towns - the17th - 19th centuries" illustrating the life of the small Transylvanian towns from two centuries ago. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.

B-dul Eroilor nr. 21A

0268/476.243; 0268/475.562

10 - 18 (summer); 9 - 17 (winter); Monday: closed