After World War I a few Slatina collectors started private archaeology, coin and folk art collections. On the 1st of May 1952 the Slatina District Museum was inaugurated. The collector Jack Florescu set in his own house two halls for presenting the collection. The archaeological excavations in the Sălcuţa - Gumelniţa Neolithic tells at Slatina (Strehareţ), Brebeni and Drăgăneşti-Olt, in the settlement of Verbicioara at Doneşti (Vultureşti), in the dava at Sprâncenata, in the camp and civil settlement of Acidava (Enoşeşti - Piatra Olt), at Chilia (the free Dacians), or in the settlement of Ipoteşti (Ipoteşti-Cândeş...;ti-Ciurelu Culture) considerably enrich the initial collections. The archaeology collections stand proof of the occupation continuity and uninterrupted civilization on the lower Olt Valley by items illustrating the prehistorical or ancient material and spiritual culture: pottery, tools, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic statuettes; others prove the Geto-Dacian civilization, the Roman civilization in the area of the Alutan and trans-Alutan limes, the occupation continuity in the migrations age (two cultures of the same period were discovered in Olt: Chilia Culture and Ipoteşti Culture near Slatina-Cândeşti-Ciurelu), as well as the unbroken ties with the Byzantine Empire (the Byzantine silver coin hoard from the 7th century, digital fibulas and traditional Byzantine lamps). The Middle Ages reflects in a series of testimonies illustrating the links some princes had with Olt county: Vlad Vintilă, Michael the Brave, Matei Basarab and Constantine Brancovan; documents on great families, such as: Buzeşti, Brancovan, Deleanu, etc.; weapons; rare books; ornaments; numismatics - coins or coin hoards proving longstanding trade relations in an important customs place like Slatina (documented on the 20th of January 1368). The modern age comprises collections of documents, weapons, prints, period photographs, decorative art items and emphasizes the role of the urban settlement in the revival and national emancipation processes. The art department comprises works of contemporary painting and sculpture and focuses on creations of fine artists from Olt county. Currently the Olt County Museum includes two departments open to the public: a history and Slatina culture department (permanent exhibition inaugurated on the 20th of April 2000), spanning 123.28 sq.m. and the "Ion Popescu-Negreni" contemporary art department, (a permanent exhibition inaugurated on the 8th of July 1999), spanning 237.14 sq.m.
|484||Olt County Museum. Folk Pottery Collection in Balş||Olt||Balş||Strada Gheorghe Vasilescu nr. 3||Etnografie||Map it|
|747||Ethnography and Folk Art Collection in Chilia||Olt||Chilia||Făgeţelu||Etnografie||Map it|
|746||Collection of Archaeology and Ethnography||Olt||Piatra Olt||În incinta Şcolii vechi||Istorie||Map it|