PEASANT MUSEUM BUCHAREST

ROMANIAN NATIONAL POPULAR ART MUSEUM

MEET ROMANIAN PEASANTRY LIFE IN

BUCHAREST

Peasant Museum in Bucharest, also known as the Romanian Peasant Museum was initially called the Museum from the main avenue.

ROMANIAN PEASANT MUSEUM

Peasant Museum Bucharest
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-07
Description: You can see valuable collections of pottery, folk costumes from different areas of the country but also original handmade tapestry.

PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST HISTORY

The idea of such an institution to house original Romanian peasants’ tools and traditional art items belonged to Lord Alexandru Ioan Cuza at about 1860. He ordered an exhibition to take place in one the oldest market places of the city, Obor. The peasants exhibited flowers, farming tools, popular art items and even animals. The nowadays headquarters of the Peasant Museum in Bucharest, which is near Antipa Museum, The Geology Museum and also opposite to the Government headquarters, was built between 1912 and 1941. Some collections had already been gathered and exhibited since the opening of the new museum in other institutions like The National Museum of Antiquities. The first manager of the Peasant Museum was Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcas, forced by the communists to resign in 1948. The building became the headquarters of Lenin-Stalin Museum and of The History of the Communist Party Museum.

WHAT TO SEE AT PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

What to see in Peasant Museum of Bucharest
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-07
Description: There are almost 100,000 items in permanent or temporary thematic exhibitions.

BEST EUROPEAN MUSEUM IN 1996 – PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST

Many of the popular art  collections were moved until 1978 at Stirbey Palace on Victory Avenue, also known in the communist area as the Popular Art Museum of the Socialist Republic of Romania. Then, in 1978 they will be moved again at VILLAGE MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST, many of them being damaged or lost. After 1990, the Peasant Museum in Bucharest is organized again in the building meant to be its headquarters from the very beginning. New items are brought here and following a new strategy, the management team will win the EMYA prize for the best European museum in 1996. There are almost 100,000 items in permanent or temporary thematic exhibitions.

ROMANIAN PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST – PEASANTRY ARTIFACTS

Popular Art Museum Bucharest
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-04-07
Description: Peasant Museum in Bucharest, also known as the Romanian Peasant Museum was initially called the Museum from the main avenue.

VISIT PEASANT MUSEUM IN BUCHAREST AND THE AREA

You can see valuable collections of pottery, folk costumes from different areas of the country but also original handmade tapestry. Religious and ritualistic items are also exhibited at the Peasant Museum and also six wooden churches. Your visit to the Romanian Peasant Museum can be an introduction to understanding rural life of this country inhabitants since ancient times to present. It will also give you the chance to visit the Village Museum, near Herastrau Park, with more authorized information in your pocket. But first of all, after visiting the museum, you can also stop and have lunch or simply a coffee and a beer at the restaurant of the Peasant Museum.
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