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Mureş County Museum

Museum code6954500
NameMureş County Museum
Addressstr. Mărăşti nr. 8 (sediu administrativ)
Postal code540328
AccessCluj - Târgu Mureş - Topliţa national road; Războieni railway station; Târgu Mureş - Braşov national road.
Time tableTuesday - Sunday: 9:00 - 18:00 (summer); 9:00 - 16:00 (winter)
DirectorSoós Zoltan
Collection(s)The Mureş County Museum owns a heritage of 205,188 cultural assets. Museology emerged at Târgu-Mureş by the end of the 19th century, when the Cultural and Economic Association of the Szeckler people was established. The first exhibition of the Museum of Industrial Art opened on the 27th of June 1886, and between 1890 and 1893 the building of the Szeckler Museum of Industrial Art was built (the current building of the Museum of Natural Sciences on 24 Horea Street). Having a great historic and documentary value, the collection of the Museum of Industrial Art was almost entirely lost during World War II. Only a small number of exhibits was included in the collection of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, reopened in the Culture Palace, in 1949. Instead, the valuable pottery and faience collection was saved, and its pieces are today valuable property of the collection of the Transylvania History Museum in Cluj-Napoca. The foundations of a true museum were laid by Aurel Filimon, founder of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography in Târgu-Mureş, an encyclopedic personality, complex as an archaeologist and ethnographer, author of discoveries of great scientific value, that enrich the archaeological and ethnographic collections of the present museum. The permanent archaeological and ethnographic exhibition, organized in four halls on the second floor of the Culture Palace, opened in April 1934. Although the exhibition was closed down under the circumstances surrounding the 1940 – 1944 period, as the collections were stored, the museum continued its activity after the war, until 1957, when, due to a decision of the Regional Party Committee and the Regional City Hall, the building of the former museum of industrial art on 24 Horea Street was made available to the present museum, as there they opened the first exhibition of the Regional Museum in Târgu-Mureş. In 1964 the building listed as a historic monument in 11 Trandafirilor Square was taken over by the museum. There the Department of Modern and Contemporary History of the present County Museum was organized. In 1984 the permanent exhibition of ethnography and folk art reopened, located in 11 Trandafirilor Square, and in 1988 that of natural sciences, in the building in 24 Horea Street. Therefore, by the end of the 8th decade of the 20th century, the Mureş County Museum had become a true museum complex, as four departments and a conservation -restoration laboratory functioned. An important moment in the life of the Mureş County Museum was the 1979 – 1980 period, when the two exhibitions, the archaeology one and the modern and contemporary history one merged and were brought into the Culture Palace. That date can be considered the birth certificate of the Museum of Archaeology and History, found in the structure of the Mureş County Museum. The exhibition room extended on three floors of the left wing of the Culture Palace, as the exhibition comprises themes on the history of the county and the ethnic groups living there, from ancient times to the present day. Currently, that department has changed its premises. The History Museum has a heritage counting about 57,000 pieces, including collections of: decorative art, documents, history, medals and plaques, decorations, coins, science and technology. The exhibition activity was conducted due to temporary exhibitions that valorized the museum collections regarding the development of the city of Târgu-Mureş. The new History Museum exhibition will bear the title of Museum of Mureş Culture and Civilization. The exhibits and the adequate intuitive material will aim at representing all the ethnic groups living together in Mureş land: Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Jews, etc, since the Middle Ages to the contemporary period. The exhibition will be structured by two large segments: the economic one and the cultural one.
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WEB addresshttp://muzeumures.ro/
Online Publicationshttp://www.muzeumures.ro/main.php?object=staticpage&id=139&type=4 (sumare)
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Id Name County Locality Commune Address Profile Afișare pe hartă
443 "Ion Vlasiu" Art Gallery Mureş TÂRGU MUREŞ Str. Bolyai nr. 17 Arts Map it
1670 "Nagy Imre" Art Gallery Mureş TÂRGU MUREŞ Str. Köteles Sámuel nr.1 Arts Map it
446 Mureş County Museum. Art Museum Mureş TÂRGU MUREŞ Str. Enescu nr. 2 Arts Map it
448 Mureş County Museum. Ethnography and Folk Art Department Mureş TÂRGU MUREŞ Piaţa Trandafirilor nr. 11 Ethnography Map it
452 Mureş County Museum. Natural Sciences Department Mureş TÂRGU MUREŞ Str. Horea nr. 24 Natural Sciences Map it
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