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Brukenthal National Museum

Brukenthal National Museum


Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Sibiu
Brukenthal National Museum

The Brukenthal National Museum in Sibiu is an institution renowned in Europe, counting among the cultural landmarks of this country. Its collections were established by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal (1721 ? 1803), governor of Transylvania between 1777 and 1787. The museum could receive visitors as early as in 1790, three years before Louvre Museum opened. The official opening took place in 1817. Thus, it is the oldest museum in this country. The museum received also the collections of the Carpathian Society Museum. In 1950 497 Romanian works of art from the former Astra Museum were added. The museum comprises: Brukenthal Palace, the Museum of History, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Pharmacy History, the ?August von Spiess? Museum of Hunting, and the House of the Arts (the premises of the temporary contemporary art exhibitions), the Contemporary Art Galleries and the Blue House. The Art Gallery comprises the two basic exhibitions, the Brukenthal Picture Gallery Collections, and the National Art Gallery, while on the second floor there are the halls for temporary exhibitions. Brukenthal Palace housing the museum is a Baroque monument, built by Baron Samuel von Brukenthal.

Pia?a Mare nr. 4 - 5

0269/217.691; 0269/211.545

9 - 17 (summer); 10 - 16 (winter); Monday: closed,