The “Ioan Grămadă” Ethnographic Museum

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The “Ioan Grămadă” Ethnographic Museum, a public forum monument of local (county) importance, situated in the town of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, Vornic Grigore Sabie Street, no. 19, organized in a building from 1817. Opened to the public in 1999, this museum contains about 10,470 exhibits.
The items are grouped in 11 rooms and three spaces with outdoor exposure. It especially impresses the museum hall that houses an exhibition of folk costumes from the area (including a traditional blouse of almost 200 years), handmade beef and pork skin peasant sandals, musical instruments used at get-together (including a zither made in Vienna in 1864), a dowry box from 1888 etc.
During the exhibition of traditional agricultural tools dedicated to seasonal work, spectacular are the kinds and scales for measuring cereals. Also, in the room dedicated to women’s traditional work (spinning, weaving, embroidery), you can admire various stands (looms), forks, and spindles for spinning.
The museum also organizes a special room, where you can admire over 500 tools specific to the former traditional peasant trades in the area: carpentry, spinning, crafting of doors and windows, turning and pottery.
In an area adjacent to the house is organized the exhibition “Old Câmpulung”, with images of this settlement from 1780, paintings of personalities who visited the city, a print from 1870, woven and handmade in Vienna, representing a young Bukovinian girl who greets with a bucket of water an Austrian officer etc.

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