Ethnographic Museum Braşov
Event Organizer / Museum / Tourist attraction - Brașov
The Ethnography Museum of Brasov and its three branches, the Urban Civilization Museum of Brasov, the Săcele Ethnographic Museum and the "Gheorghe Cernea" Rupea Ethnographic Museum are waiting for you to travel with the stories of our exhibitions and to discover the activities we offer.
The Ethnography Museum in Brasov is dedicated to the civilization of the rural communities in the Bran area, Rupea, Ţara Oltului and Ţara Bârsei. Together with the two subsidiary museums, Sacele Ethnographic Museum and "Gheorghe Cernea" Rupea Ethnographic Museum, the institution aims to present various ethnographic aspects of the most representative areas in the county.
In the central pavilion of Brasov there is a large permanent exhibition that includes, in a brief treatment, a common work for all ethnographic areas: the craft of the tissue and its functional application in the organization of the interior and in the popular costume.
The Urban Civilization Museum of Brasov is housed in an important monument of civil architecture, representative of the typology of public and private commercial spaces in Transylvanian towns, XVI-XIX.
The Museum of Urban Civilization of Brasov won the award of the Romanian Committee awarded for the year 2010, the year of the official opening of the Braşov Museum.
This award recognizes the remarkable modern valorisation of the historical monument restored, as well as the unique concept of the museums in Romania.
The Ethnographic Museum in Sacele operates in a historic monument building, documented in 1543, which served as a place for the gathering of dances for three centuries.
The permanent exhibition illustrates segments of life specific to the traditional civilization of the Carpathians (occupations, crafts, technical installations, a living space and traditional costumes). These aspects highlight the hypotheses of the multiculturality of the Sacele area by suggesting a common world to both the Moans and the Csangos. In the courtyard of the museum there is a hydraulic hammer hammer. Piua, who thickened thick woolen fabrics, was transferred from Târlungeni to the courtyard of the museum.
The urban-rural relationship, indirectly exposed in the exhibition, brings to the fore the phenomenon of acculturation, the settlements being strongly influenced by the urban way of life due to their location in the proximity of Brasov.
65 km from Brasov, on the road connecting Brasov to Sighisoara, in the center of Rupea, is the "Gheorghe Cernea" Ethnographic Museum. The museum, housed in a historic building from the 19th century. eighteenth century, recently renovated, evokes the rural world around Rupea, whose fair is a documentary attested in 1433.
The museum design aims to illustrate the main aspects that define the specificity of the Rupea ethnographic area: traditional fishing on Olt, pottery center in Drăuşeni, customs specific to the Saxon population in the area (Kronenfest), the Romanian wedding, the interior of the Saxon and Romanian houses and the flourishing trade in the Cohalm fair (Michael Falk's grocery store).
The museum can be named Gheorghe Cernea (1898-1965), one of the most outstanding personalities in the Rupea area, dedicated to Romanian folklore and ethnography.