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"Hagi Prodan" Urban House Museum

SubordinationPrahova County Museum of History and Archaeology
Museum code6960512
Name"Hagi Prodan" Urban House Museum
AddressStr. Democraţiei nr. 2
Postal code100558
E-MAIL addresshistmuseumph@yahoo.com
AccessDN1 Bucharest - Ploieşti national road
Time table9:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed
DirectorMarinela Peneş
Collection(s)The museum building is a monument of architecture of the period homestead type, built by 1785, characteristic of Prahova towns. It is known as "Hagi Prodan House". It bears a stucco decoration from 1825 - 1830, with floral ornamental motifs, a late influence of Brancovan stucco decoration, originally in many colours, carried out by known local craftsmen. It has been inhabited until the first decades of the 20th century, restored after World War I due to the care of Nicolae Iorga, by the architect Toma T. Socolescu, and turned into the first museum in the history of Ploieşti. After 1957 it became a department of the History Museum, as the manager Nicolae Simache built up here a museum figuring a period house ("Hagi Prodan House"). In 1982 - 1984 the house was restored due to the care of the architect Călin Hoinărescu, as the resistance structures were consolidated and the original look of the edifice recreated. On the 31st of March 1985 here opened the Temporary Exhibition dedicated to the poet Nichita Stănescu (1933 - 1983). Since 1989 the exhibition has been permanent. On the 1th of May 2005 here a permanent exhibition was opened reconstructing a typical urban house from the 18th - 19th centuries. The visitors can see Oriental art objects, rugs, spice burners, smoking devices, mother of pearl incrusted little tables, old Romanian textiles, the dining room furniture, richly decorated, the wooden ceilings with star motifs, the mother-of-pearl incrusted bed in the bedroom of the house, and kitchen daily houseware. One of the most important exhibits is the "Icon from Jerusalem", dated 5th of June 1819, which belonged to the owner of the house, Hagi Prodan.
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WEB addresshttp://www.histmuseumph.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=76
Contact personBogdan Voicu
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