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"Avram Iancu" Memorial Museum

Museum code7100100
Name"Avram Iancu" Memorial Museum
CountyAlba
LocalityINCEŞTI
CommuneAVRAM IANCU
Postal code517065
Telephone0258.786.065
Accesscommunal road
Time table10:00 - 18:00; Monday: closed
Collection(s)The memorial house evokes the legendary figure of Avram Iancu (1824 - 1872), Romanian lawyer and revolutionary, one of the leaders of the Revolution from 1848 - 1849 in Transylvania. The museum is sheltered by the native house, built around 1800 by his parents: Alexandru and Maria Iancu. The house is specific to the Apuseni Mountains area. It has a conic roof ended in four semi-circular arcades. The annexes were built in 1924 by ASTRA Association in Sibiu. The museum was established through the effort of ASTRA Association and opened in 1924. Before 1972, the annexes had been used as classrooms for the Inceşti village primary school. In 1972, a century after the death of Avram Iancu, the museum was re-organized: new history and ethnography exhibitions were opened in the right annex. The collection is made up of: photographs, family documents, personal belongings, a cannon, flags and swords. The history exhibition preserves his school certificates from the Royal Gymnasium of Zlatna, the royal protocol where his name was registered, his will, documents regarding the preparation and the development of the Transylvanian Revolution of 1848 (weapons, flags, documents). The ethnography exhibition includes: costumes from the region of the Apuseni Mountains, pottery characteristic of the area, tools used for manufacturing pails, alpenhorns, and carts.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building AB-II-a-A-00238
CategoryMuzeu comunal
General profileMemorials
Main profileMemorials, Documents, Ethnography
Contact personHeler Ionel, Hanes Simona
Positionmuzeograf, conservator
Founded1924
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