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Museum of Vrancea. Natural Sciences Department

SubordinationMuseum of Vrancea
Museum code6981512
NameMuseum of Vrancea. Natural Sciences Department
CountyVrancea
LocalityFOCŞANI
AddressStr. Cuza Vodă nr. 35
Postal code620034
Telephone0237.227.769
AccessE85 national road
Time table9:00 - 17:00
DirectorHoria Dumitrescu
Collection(s)The permanent natural sciences exhibition functions in the building dating from the end of the 19th century, that belonged to the magistrate Constantin Tatovici family, at first used as a home. The building is in the eclectic style of the 19th century constructions built in Focşani, that have preserved and maintained the Romanian town specificity, mingling styles and patterns pertaining to the local trends characteristic of that period. Established as a museum of the Hunting Association local branch, based on the collection of Professor Anghel Bardan, in 1951 that collection became an independent museum, owning a heritage of 334 pieces presenting hunting themes. After various reorganizations, in 1968 a modern museum reopened. Local representative ecosystems, with characteristic flora and fauna, were presented according to new ecological dioramatic principles. The earthquake from March 1977 damaged the buildings, the exhibits and a part of the heritage. In 1979, the museum became a department of Vrancea Museum Complex and moved in the present building. In 1989, an aquarium emerged in the semi-basement, presenting the exotic and local live water fauna and flora in the sixteen glass aquariums and nine large basins. In the same space the exhibition "Water Living Creatures" is organized. On the ground floor of the building one can visit the exhibition "Wonderful World of Birds", as the museum holds one of the largest bird collections in this country. Also on the ground floor there is the exhibition "Hunting and Hunting Trophies" displaying medal winning hunting trophies, as well as naturalized pieces (large and small mammals). Temporary exhibitions are held in an adjoining hall. There are 53,000 pieces in the museum heritage. The insect collection counts almost 36,000 specimens, the ornithology one comprises 1,190 naturalized birds, 532 bulges, and 64 nests with 417 eggs. The museum also holds 102 mammals, and about 3,800 mollusks. The remarkable pieces of the geology collection include two ferrous meteorite fragments sent by the USSR Academy of Sciences and collected at Sikhote-Alinsky in 1947. The botanic collection holds also a herbarium with Gramineae from Hungary, dating from 1900, that has been well preserved. The museum research focused on the natural reservations and protected areas in Vrancea county where flora and fauna studies were conducted.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building VN-II-m-B-06420
CategoryMuzeu judeţean
General profileNatural Sciences
Main profileNatural Sciences - Aquaria, Botanics, Zoology
WEB addresshttp://muzeulvrancei.ro/
Contact personAna Condrea
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Founded1948
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