Art Museum

General profile:
Main profile:
Art
Collection(s):

It was established in 1908 under the name of "Alexandru and Aristia Aman Picture Gallery". In 1954, it became the Art Museum of Craiova. It is housed in a Late Baroque palace,Jean Mihail Palace, a monument of architecture, built between 1900 and 1907 and inaugurated in 1909, designed by the French arhitect Paul Gottereau. The palace was donated to the state in 1936. The exhibits include foreign and Romanian paintings (16th - 20th centuries): works by Constantin Lecca, Theodor Aman, Ştefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza; seven sculptures by Constantin Brâncuşi; icon collection, and Romanian graphics. The exhibits are displayed in the foreign art gallery, the Romanian art g...allery and the Constantin Brâncuşi studio. The palace was the scene of important events: in 1913, this building housed King Charles I and his family. Between 19th of September and 9th of October 1939, it housed the Polish government headed by Eduard Smigli-Ritz, who had fled their country, and between the 5th of November a nd 25th of December 1939, it housed Poland's president, Ignacy Muscicki. Here took place the discussions that led to Romania conceding to Bulgaria the Southern Dobrudja region. In September 1943, the Headquarters of Army 53, led by general Manakarov, stationed here. In the autumn of 1944, here lived for five weeks Iosip Broz Tito, and on the 5th of September 1944 here was signed the agreement between National Committee for the Liberation of Yugoslavia, as well as the Fatherland Front of Bulgaria. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.


County:
Dolj
Locality:
Craiova
Address:
Palatul Constasntin Mihail, Calea Unirii nr. 15
Postal code:
200419
Access:
in the centre of the town, close to the Main Square, to the North; the Palace is in the middle of a garden
Time table:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00;
Monday: closed
Phone :
0251.412.342
Fax:
0251.412.342
Administrative subordination:
Dolj County Council
Importance:
County
Founded:
1954
Historic Monument Building: Clădire monument istoric
DJ-II-m-A-08139
Museum code:
7032900
Director:
Emilian Ştefârţă
Contact person:
Mihaela Velea, Minuna Mateiaş; Valentina Iaşinschi
Position:
Şef secţie; muzeograf
Accreditation:
O.M.C.I.N. nr. 2605/07.06.2019 Acreditare
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