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Folk Architecture Museum of Gorj

Subordination"Alexandru Ştefulescu" Gorj County Museum
Museum code6938503
NameFolk Architecture Museum of Gorj
Postal code215101
E-MAIL addressmuzeulgorjului@gmail.com
AccessDN 66 Targu-Jiu - Petroşani national road (km 10), Târgu-Jiu - Parâng railway
Time table8:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed
DirectorDumitru Hortopan
Collection(s)The open air museum comprises monuments of folk architecture and technology from Gorj: Cula Cornoiu (18th century), St. John the Baptist masonry church (1820), peasant wooden constructions (houses, cellars, folk fittings from the 18th - 19th centuries) exhibits of folk furniture, costumes, fabrics, tools, pottery, wood carvings etc. The beginnings of the museum date from 1968, when an exhibition was organized in Cula Cornoiu of Curtişoara. In 1970, the County Council of Gorj decided to set out an open air museum featuring "The Folk Architecture of Gorj". The museum was inaugurated on the 18th of August 1975. It was placed in the village of Curtişoara, 10 km north of the town of Tg. Jiu, on a surface of 13 hectares. Here are on display 24 monuments of folk architecture from the 18th - 19th centuries.
CategoryMuzeu judeţean
General profileEthnography
Main profileEthnogaphy
WEB addresshttp://www.muzeulgorjului.ro/
PublicationsLitua (Studii şi Cercetări)
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