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'Dimitrie Gusti' National Village Museum

'Dimitrie Gusti' National Village Museum


Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Bucharest
'Dimitrie Gusti' National Village Museum

The Village Museum is an ethnographic open air museum sheltering monuments of traditional architecture: homesteads, churches, rural installations, rural workshops (290 constructions). At the same time the museum holds ethnographic and folk art items, belonging to collections specific of various kinds of crafts - costumes, pottery, carpets, rugs, wood, wooden and glass icons, items illustrating various customs (52,000 items); museum archive including documents, photographs, negatives glass and celluloid, slides, films, audio and video recordings (about 200,000 items). Some of the most precious exhibits include: the "Moieni" homestead dating from 1780 (brought to the museum by Professor Gheorghe Foca), the "Berbesti" homestead from 1775, the "Ieud" homestead from 1890, and "Dragomiresti" Church from 1722, all from Maramure?; the "Slciua de Jos" homestead from Alba, dating from 1815; the "Rapciuni" Church from 1773; the "Zapodeni" one-cell House; the oil press from Gura Raului, Sibiu county, Antonie Mogo' House from Ceauru, Gorj county, from 1875 etc.

Address: Sos. Kiseleff 28-30
Tel. 222.91.06/03
Fax. 222.90.68
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