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The Romanian Peasant Musuem, National Museum of Arts and Traditions holds the richest collection of peasant objects in Romania. Almost 90.000 pieces of patrimony are as many witnesses helping our contemporaries to understand the peasant world.

The Ceramics Collection holds around 18.000 representative pieces for the almost 200 pottery centers of Romania. Tohether with these, we hold the complete inventory of some pottery workshops from Hunedoara and Valcea, dating from the 19th century.
There are exceptional pieces from Horezu, Oboga, Vama, Pisc, Curtea de Arges, Leheceni, Lapus, Binis, Barsa, Corund, Glogova, Marginea, Radauti, Noul Roman, Drauseni, Fagaras. The oldest piece dates back to 1746.

The Costume Collection holds almost 20.000 pieces of costume from all Romanian provinces starting with the first half of the 19th century. Some of the pieces were donated by personalities such as Queen Maria, Sabina Cantacuzino, Elisa I. Bratianu and collectors like Dimitrie Comsa and Octavian Roguski.

The Collection of Decorative Interior Homespun increased from 5000 pieces in 1991 to almost 10.000 today. Most of The Wool Homespun, over 7.000 of them, are dated back to the beginning of the 19th century.

The Wood, Furniture and Ironware Collection holds almost 8000 pieces. Very important acquisitions are the house and gate made by Antonie Mogos from Ceauru(Oltenia) brought in 1907 by Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcas and exhibited today in the museum

The Religious Collections holds almost 4.000 pieces.

Decades of Visual Memory - Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon




We are pleased to invite you to the viewing of the exhibition Decades of Visual Memory -Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon, at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, June 3rd - July 18th, with the opening on June 3rd, at 5 pm.
 

The exhibition dedicated to the photographers Ana and Gheorghe Tripon includes photographs taken by them between 1958-1992, as well as a few taken by unknown photographers during the first half of the 20th century – before their time. Located in Băița, Hunedoara County, România, the two photographers portrayed places, people, the important moments in their lives, social events, and the costumes and textiles specific to the region. Their photographs are mostly monochrome (black-and-white,) but there are also some in color, and some that have been colored.

The photography of Ana and Gheorghe Tripon served the need of Băița region community members to immortalize in images the people they loved, capturing the important moments in their lives. Along with the fulfillment of this mission, their photographs convey the documentary value of recording people's life style, and the traditional physical assets of the region – the architecture, the costume and the home-made textile inventory.

The rapid transformations that occurred during the 20th century can be observed throughout the Tripons’ photographs, and we can establish connections between various eras.

In today's context, when photography produces instant images, Ana and Gheorghe Tripon’s photography, which from photo shoot to film processing was the result of an intense creative labor but also of technical accuracy, remain unique.

The photographs included in the exhibition belong to the following collections: Ana Tripon, The Textile Museum, Nicșa Family, Elena Țucă, and Victoria Tripon.

The exhibition is organized by the Textile Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.

 




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