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Criş Land Museum

Museum code6908500
NameCriş Land Museum
CountyBihor
LocalityORADEA
AddressB-dul Dacia nr. 1 - 3 (se mută în sediul din str. Armatei Române nr. 1/A, Oradea)
Postal code410464
Telephone0259.412.724; 0259/412.725
Fax0259.479.918
E-MAIL addresscontact@mtariicrisurilor.ro
AccessDN 1 (E-60), bus: 11, 17; tramway: 1, 4
Time tableclosed
DirectorAurel Chiriac
Collection(s)Between 1872 and 1896, the History and Archaeology Society of the Bihor County organised a museum in Oradea and gathered rich collections. In 1896, the museum opened in a place of its own, and after the World War I, in 1921, the museum reopened. In 1948, it became state property. Between 1950 - 1970, it functioned under the names of Oradea Regional Museum, Crisana Regional Museum, and Bihor Museum. In 1971, it was inaugurated in a new location, the Roman-Catholic Bishopric Palace, under the name of the Criş Land Museum. The palace was given back to its owner and the museum is going to be reorganised in the premises of a former military building. At present the museum is closed for the public. The museum has departments of history, art, ethnography, natural sciences, and subordinated memorial museums: "Iosif Vulcan" and "Ady Endre", as well as restoration laboratories: painting, metals, textiles, ceramics, bone, leather, and ethnographic items. The History Department: finds from the Paleolithic to Modern Times, including items from the Bronze Age, the Celtic and Dacian coin hoard from Silindria, ornament thesauri and Dacian silver coins, the Roman-Byzantine gilded silver cups dating from the 4th - 5th centuries, discovered at Tauteu, county of Bihor; the history collection: central European silverware from the 16th - 17th centuries; Romanian and foreign rare books collection (16th - 17th centuries); clocks and watches dating from the 18th centuries; the Iosif Vulcan and Aurel Lazăr memorial collections. The Art Department: foreign art: Flemish anonymous ("Madonna with Child"), Benczur Gyula ("Portrait of Cardinal Schlanch"), Italian etchings (the 18th century), Raphael's bible; Albrecht Dürer etchings, the 19th century; decorative art: German porcelain and silverware (the 19th century); Romanian art: Theodor Pallady, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Iosif Iser, Jean Alexandru Steriadi, Nicolae Tonitza, Victor Brauner ("Blue Flame"), "Coriolan Hora" Hall; interwar Romanian graphics. Ethnography Department: peasant ceramics produced in the centres of Crişana (Criştiorul de Jos, Leheceni, Leleşti, Vadu Crişului, Borşa, Târnăviţa), but also outside it (Vama); folk costumes and textiles from Crişana; the furniture collection and first of all the chairs one from the Beiuş area; fittings of Vărzari; glass icons produced in: Nicula, Scheii Braşovului, Maierii of Alba Iulia; knitted work from Ieru Valley. Natural Sciences Department: various scientific collections, including the palaeontology and zoology ones with pieces of national, and world value, unique ones; reservations and monuments of nature from the city and county. The museum library holds 30,000 volumes. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure. as opened in a place of its own, and in 1921 the museum reopened. In 1948 it became state property. Between 1950 - 1970 it functioned as: the Oradea Regional Museum, the Crisana Regional Museum, the Bihor Museum. On the 17th of January 1971 it was inaugurated in the new place, under the name of the Criş Land Museum. At present the museum has departments of history, art, ethnography, natural sciences. Subordinated memorial museums: "Iosif Vulcan" and "Ady Endre". Restoration laboratories: painting, metals, textiles, ceramics, bone, leather, ethnographic items. The History Department: finds from the Paleolithic to Modern Times, including items from the Bronze Age, the Celtic and Dacian coin hoard from Silindria, ornament thesauri and Dacian silver coins, the Roman-Byzantine gilded silver cups dating from the 4th - 5th centuries, discovered at Tauteu, county of Bihor; the history collection: central European silverware from the 16th - 17th centuries; Romanian and foreign rare books collection (16th - 17th centuries); clocks and watches dating from the 18-th centuries; the Iosif Vulcan and Aurel Lazăr memorial collections. The Art Department: world art: Flemish anonymous ("Madonna with Child"), Benczur Gyula ("Portrait of Cardinal Schlanch"), Italian etchings (the 18th century), Raphael's bible; Albrecht Dürer etchings, the 19th century; decorative art: German porcelain and silverware (the 19th century); Romanian art: Theodor Pallady, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Iosif Iser, Jean Alexandru Steriadi, Nicolae Tonitza, Victor Brauner ("Blue Flame"), "Coriolan Hora" Hall; interwar Romanian graphics. Ethnography Department: peasant ceramics produced in the centres of Crişana (Criştiorul de Jos, Leheceni, Leleşti, Vadu Crişului, Borşa, Târnăviţa), but also outside it (Vama); folk costumes and textiles from Crişana; the furniture collection and first of all the chairs one from the Beiuş area; fittings of Vărzari; glass icons produced in: Nicula, Scheii Braşovului, Maierii Albei Iulia; knitted work from Ieru Valley. Natural Sciences Department: various scientific collections, including the palaeontology and zoology ones with pieces of national, and world value, unique ones; reservations and monuments of nature from the city and county. The museum library holds 30,000 volumes.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building BH-II-m-A-01042
CategoryMuzeu regional
General profileHistory
Main profileArchaeology, History, Fine Arts, Ethnography, Natural Sciences
WEB addresshttp://www.mtariicrisurilor.ro
PublicationsBiharea (etnografie, artă), Crisia (istorie); Nymphaea (ştiinţele naturii)
Contact personAmalia Moldovan
Positionşef Secţie RPE
Founded1971
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Subordinated units. Push Id for more details.
Id Name County Locality Commune Address Profile Afișare pe hartă
113 "Ady Endre" Memorial Museum Bihor ORADEA Parcul Traian nr. 1 Memorials Map it
115 "Arany Janos" Memorial Museum Bihor SALONTA Piaţa Libertăţii nr. 4 Memorials Map it
1706 "Aurel Lazăr" Memorial House Bihor ORADEA Str. Aurel Lazăr nr. 13 Memorials Map it
117 "Iosif Vulcan" Memorial Museum Bihor ORADEA Str. Iosif Vulcan nr. 14 Memorials Map it
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