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The Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest
(2005)
Runners and carpets, Moldova
Runners and carpets from Moldova, St. Nicholas Fair, December 2005.

The Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Taranului Roman) received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1996. It well deserves a visit not only for the impressive collections of folk art but also for the careful etnographic research which brings all these objects together to form a palpable universe of peasant life. From textiles to wooden churches, the museum is about recreating the atmosphere and symbolism generated by and around objects, a universe which makes up so much of the image and life of the Romanian Peasant everywhere.

The Museum has a history of over a century of collecting, dating back to a textile collection of 1875. Nowadays the museums boasts rich permanent collections of costumes, pottery, textiles, and religious objects. There are also temporary exhibits as well as popular fairs on several traditional holidays.
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