Jan 312010

Versiune în română

What makes this museum special is the way the collection is displayed, less like a museum and more like an art gallery. Objects are not behind glass cases but displayed freely and the display information is hand written on pieces of paper or illustrated by sketches. This somehow cuts the distance between the viewer and the objects, making the impact of the displays greater, more personal. It’s certainly different than other museums I’ve been to. The vision belongs to the museum’s first director after 1990, painter Horia Bernea, and to one of his main collaborators Irina Nicolau. Under their guidance the Museum of Romanian Peasant won the the European Museum of the Year Award in 1996, the first museum in Eastern Europe to be granted this honor.

  10 Responses to “Museum of the Romanian Peasant, part 2”

  1. It is so pretty. beautiful items, colors and light.

  2. Nice museum concept and nice background colours for the photograph

  3. This is an interesting display. I wonder how old the artifacts are.

  4. Kudos to the director and aides! A very nice change from the usual museum displays. Are there some guide ropes to keep people from handling these precious items. I'd be afraid someone might pick up a pot and drop it!

  5. The idea behind this museum is excellent. I'd be curious to know the time frame for this display.

  6. Stine, VP: I don't remember the exact time frame for the objects in today's photograph but most of the pieces on display are from XIX and XX century. The oldest piece in the museum dates back to 1746, according to their website http://www.muzeultaranuluiroman.ro/en/index.php

    Jacob: There's few ropes and an army of attendants who watch you from a distance while reading the newspaper or talking among themselves 🙂

  7. These are fascinating images. So much to see. So little time. I enjoy at least visiting through your blog.

  8. pretty andreea, glad you took this one and posted it.
    good to know it;s not restricted to take fotos inside.

  9. arabesque: It's not restricted as long as you pay a photo tax 🙂 which I did. Most tourists get put off by that, the fact that they have to pay extra to take photos, especially since it's not cheap. I try to think of it as donation to the museum. I know they're the first to be cut from the the budget in a time like this.

  10. This is so beautiful! Love the colours!

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