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Maramureş County Museum of History and Archaeology

Museum code6950500
NameMaramureş County Museum of History and Archaeology
CountyMaramureş
LocalityBAIA MARE
AddressStr. Monetăriei nr. 1 - 3; Bastionul Măcelarilor: Piaţa Izvoare nr. 1
Postal code430406
Telephone0262.211.924, Bastionul Măcelarilor: 0362-422950
Fax0262.211.927
E-MAIL addressmaramuresmuzeu@gmail.com
Time table9:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed; Butchers' Bastion: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 16:00, Saturday, Sunday closed
DirectorViorel Rusu
Collection(s)The idea of establishing a museum in the city of Baia Mare occurred in the late 19th century, when they were already established, "antiques" collections, pretty consistent, recovered in the first history exhibition. On August 31, 1899, due historian Schönherr Gyula’s approaches, the Colony Museum Association was established, whose intense activity for the opening to the public of Baia Mare City Museum were successful on June 19, 1904. Since its inception, the museum has rich collections mainly by donations, especially for archaeology, coins, medals and old weapons etc. Thus, in 1901 the collection was made up of 2,441 pieces, in 1904 6,938 pieces, and on the eve of World War I, the number of objects reached 11,489. In the interwar period, Baia Mare reorganized its museum collections, the first exhibition being opened in 1924. In 1951 Baia Mare Museum became regional museum, and in the period from 1968 to 2006 functioned under the name of Maramureş County Museum with five sections: history and archaeology, art, ethnography and folk art, natural sciences, and history of art. ♦ Today, the County Museum of History and Archaeology of Maramureş is a public cultural institution subordinated to Maramureş County Council, which provides the necessary resources to achieve objectives for the basic functions of the museum. Following Decision no. 80 of 19th of September, 2006 of Maramureş County Council, County Museum of History and Archaeology was established on the 1st of October, 2006, based on History and Archaeology departments. Besides the Mint, built during the 18th century, the museum also manages an important historical monument, which was part of the fortification system of the medieval town of Baia Mare, Butchers’ Bastion. It was played back in the local community and tourist circuit in 2011 due to restoration and revitalization project Butchers Bastion in Baia Mare, Maramureş, implemented by the Maramureş County Council. Museum heritage, consisting of various categories of cultural goods, some of which are beyond local, regional and even national importance, is highlighted in the generous spaces of the former Mint of the city, and Butchers’ Bastion. Statistically, it sums up a number of 75,509 inventory numbers, of which archaeological heritage – 35,745 artefacts, and history heritage – 24,128 pieces consisting of collections of medieval archaeology, hoards, guilds, weapons and firearms, seals and patterns, prints and photographs, documents, technical mining, and memorial goods, 9,278 volume (16th – 20th century) rare books and documents. The museum library has 10,322 volumes. The archaeological heritage comes from systematic and preventive archaeological excavations, but also because of incidental findings, drawing on lines of human evolution over a long period of time. Some of the artefacts are showed in the permanent exhibition "Treasures of the Bronze Age in northern Transylvania." Another important segment is the monetary treasures, pieces of lapidary, insignia and craft products, patterns and seals, weapons and firearms, prints and documents, however reconstitution enabling development dynamics of free Royal city Baia Mare. Mining has long been the economic base of the Baia Mare area, which makes it possible to reconstitute its evolution through the heritage museum comprising around 1,500 objects. Tools, ore means of transport, means of lighting underground, documents and photos can be found in the collection of mining history, many of them being rare or unique. Also included are parts preserved in situ of the first refining plant from Romania who worked in this area from 1926 to 1967, including the Treasury, where they kept the gold and silver bars before reaching the vaults of the National Bank. All this can be seen in the permanent exhibition "Mining and civilization in Maramureş". A special attraction for the audience is the collection of clocks (about 300 pieces) some exceptional specimens of outstanding scientific and cultural values, presented in the permanent exhibition "Journey into the world of watch". From huge tower clock to small clocks and pocket, from wall clock contemporary to the French Revolution (1789) to watches of guards, all attract the curiosity of viewers, fascinated by the sumptuous decoration characteristic to rococo style of some wall or pedestal clocks, as well as painted with enamel floral and talent of the craftsmen of yore. This valuable heritage is an important mediator of museum education programmes and projects: "Living Museum", "Generation Histarch Learning Community," "Experimental Archaeology Camp of Vălenii Somcutei ", "4 Your Culture - four medieval monuments in the city where we live and learn”, “Museum without barriers, access to museum exhibits for the disabled"," The great civilizations of Antiquity." County Museum of History and Archaeology Maramureş publishes Marmatia Yearbook and volumes in Bibliotheca Marmatia series, Museum Collections, Living Museum.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building MM-II-m-A-04477
CategoryMuzeu judeţean
General profileArchaeology
Main profileArchaeology
WEB addresshttp://maramuresmuzeu.ro/
Virtual Tourhttp://maramuresmuzeu.ro/mjia/wp-content/uploads/tur/virtualtour.html
PublicationsMarmatia
Contact personViorel Rusu
PositionDirector
Founded2006
AccreditationO.M.P.C.N. nr.2340/05.07.2012
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