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Museum of Bukovina. Bukovina's Village Museum

SubordinationBukovina Museum. Ethnographic Department at Princely Inn
Museum code6968505
NameMuseum of Bukovina. Bukovina's Village Museum
AddressParcul Cetăţii
Postal code720028
E-MAIL addresscontact@muzeulbucovinei.ro; etnosv@yahoo.com
AccessE85 national road
Time table10:00 - 18:00 (summer); 9:00 - 17:00 (winter); Monday: closed
DirectorConstantin Emil Ursu
Collection(s)The Bukovina Village Museum stands close to the Suceava Crown City, and presents the folk cultural and architectural heritage in Ţara de Sus (Highland). The most recent open air museum of Romania emerged during the eighth decade of the last century, when the Bukovina village had numerous monuments of folk architecture, but unfortunately, the activity - consisting in transferring several monuments and reconstructing three of them - was interrupted. After 1990, new homesteads and technical installations were moved on the plateau of the city, as 30 monuments folk architecture were reconstructed and put on display. Designed as a traditional Bukovina village, the open air exhibition will comprise 80 monuments of folk architecture: a church, a school, homesteads, workshops, technical installations, a public house. Monuments of folk architecture from the whole Bukovina are reconstructed on six hectares. Vama Church, monument of architecture, dates from 1783. The building is richly adorned with zoomorphic motifs (horse head) and geometric ones (rosette). The church is a classical triconch plan, and the original painting is extant only in the area of the altar. The bell tower was reconstructed next to the church. Dorna Cândreni House, built by late 18th century, at the time encountered rather frequently, is nowadays a unique piece from the area. The house is fitted with objects specific of Dorna area and an inventory including artefacts used by men for forestry and rafting. Roşu House, built by late 19th century, is representative for the Dorna area. The large building belonged to well off villagers, which is obvious from the two kilns with town like elements and the wide pavilion at the entrance. The public house of Moş Iordache dates from 1928 - 1930, and functioned as a public house in the village of Şaru Dornei until after World War II. On a small water course named "Pârâul Morii" a mill with hydraulic wheel is reconstructed. The stone mill from Humor Monastery, dating from late 19th century, used to be the largest mill in this area. Straja homestead, dating from the middle of the 19th century, typical of the transition area from mountain to plateau, comprises a dwelling house, stables and a pantry. Ostra House, dating from the second half of the 18th century, monumental due to proportions and sizes, has preserved a traditional construction plan widespread in Bukovina.
General profileEthnography
Main profileEthnography
WEB addresshttp://www.muzeulbucovinei.ro/muzeu/expozitii-permanente/muzeul-satului; http://www.muzeeinaerliber.ro/ro/muzeul-bucovinean
PublicationsArhitectura populară din Bucovina
Contact personVioleta Marianciuc
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