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"Iosif Sârbuţ" Theatre, Music and Cinema History Collection

SubordinationArad Museum Complex
Museum code6902501
Name"Iosif Sârbuţ" Theatre, Music and Cinema History Collection
AddressStr. Horia nr. 10
Postal code310131
E-MAIL addressarta@museumarad.ro; office@museumarad.ro
Access Arad; Railway station, in the centre of the town
Time tableon demand, just for study
DirectorConstantin Ioan Inel
Collection(s)The collection is based on the objects gathered by Iosif Sârbuţ and donated to the museum in 1976. A well known person within the Arad cultural society, Iosif Sârbuţ was born in 1912 in Gyula (Hungary). Never achieving any academic degree, he worked as a flyman for the Arad State Theatre from 1930. Passionate by cultural history, he collected thousands of pieces mainly referring to theatre history. At one moment, the administration of the local theatre disposed four rooms within the theatre for I. Sârbuţ’s Museum of the Theatre. In 1976, the same administration turned the four rooms to another destination, so the collector donated his collection to the museum. In 1986, the collection was moved to the deposit neighbouring the "Clio" hall. Between 1990 and 2000, the museum organized eight temporary exhibitions based on the pieces of this collection. At present the collection is located in a deposit in the building placed on this location. Built in 1909 as a bureau house, the building houses the Arad Art Museum (since 1984), the County Library and the museum’s hall for temporary exhibitions ("Clio" hall). Both, "Clio" hall and the neighbouring deposit, were radically renovated in 2004.The collection contains over 25.000 pieces, dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries: theatre posters, invitations, catalogues, books and reviews regarding theatre, music and film, artist and stage photographs, stage props, musical instruments, painted portraits of local artists and cultural personalities, costumes, cinematographic devices etc. Among these, one has to especially mention: the Statutes, the regulations and the programme of the Arad Conservatory (1833 - the sixth institution of its kind in Europe); posters of plays staged at the Arad Old Theatre between 1833 and 1871 (1817 - the oldest theatre on today’s territory of Romania); the invitation-poster of the film "The Independence War" (1913, by Grigore Brezeanu), screened at the Urania cinema which opened in 1907 within the Arad Old Theatre; films captured on celluloid in Arad in 1913 (Wedding on Main street; Napoleon’s Revenge); the piano on which Franz Liszt played in Arad (1846) and then donated to the Conservatory (the piano is now exposed in the great entrance hall of the Cultural Palace).
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