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Cluj Orthodox Metropolitan Museum Collection

Museum code51210017502
NameCluj Orthodox Metropolitan Museum Collection
AddressPiaţa Avram Iancu nr. 18, et. 2
Postal code400117
Telephone0264.595.184; 0264/431.004
Time table10:00 - 17:00; Saturday, Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00; Monday closed
Collection(s)The Cluj Orthodox Metropolitan Seat is a complex comprising the church, a historic monument from the 19th century, that underwent an overall repair in 2003, a chapel from the 20th century and a precinct developed in 2004. The museum collection was established by Bishop Nicholas Ivan in 1924, open to the public since 1938 in several rooms on the second floor of the residence of the Bishopric as Diocesan Museum and reorganized on modern bases in 1975. Opened in December 2011 in the basement of the Metropolitan Cathedral as a museum. Collection exhibits religious art pieces, old books, glass icons and religious objects. The first room is dedicated to figures of Cluj Orthodox Bishopric and church history: exhibits that relate to the Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Feleac (original documents, image of Four Gospels with inscription from 1498 mentioning the Metropolitan and donor Isaac, Treasurer of Prince Stephen the Great of Moldavia). You can see liturgical manuscripts dating from the 15th-16th and 17th – 18th century, prints, or fragments of frescoes from the first half of the 15th century from the church of Răchitova (Hunedoara County) , founded by Muşineşti nobles, 16th century icons belonging to Moldovan school, made by painters who painted Romanian churches in the county of Cluj, at Nadăşu and Dezmir. The diversity and number of icons are overwhelming. The 500 icons displayed, carefully selected, completely cover the range of styles, techniques from several historical periods. Dating from the 17th century we see religious works from Rona de Jos ( Maramureş County) and Osoi (Cluj county) . A special place is for the icon of Virgin Mary with Child, from Ilişua village church, painted in 1673 by Luca of Iclod, none other than the author of miraculous icon of Nicula Monastery. From the 18th century stands icons artists signed or attributed to Radu Munteanu from Ungureni Alexander Ponehalschi, Nechita Painter, Popa Ivan from Răşinari, Andrei from Corneşti, James from Răşinari, Stefan Popa, Gheorghe son of Jacob, Tudor the Painter, David from Curtea de Argeş. In the other two rooms there are glass icons, a large number of them from the oldest centre Transylvanian glass painting of Nicula Monastery and the nearby village. Now, on to the field, the museum has one of the richest collections in Romania (http://transilvaniareporter.ro ) .
Categoryîn subordinea cultelor religioase
General profileReligious Art
Main profileReligious Art
Contact personMonahia Mariana-Meletina Morozan
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