The “Wood Art” Museum

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The “Wood Art” Museum, a public forum monument of local (county) importance, situated in the town of Câmpulung Moldovenesc (67 km distance from Suceava), Calea Transilvaniei, no. 10.
It is organized in a building from the beginning of the 20th century, built in neoclassical style. Opened to the public in 1967, the museum includes the most important collection in Romania dedicated to wood processing in the ethnographic area Câmpulung Moldovenesc. Visitors can admire exhibits of the “wood civilization” (Jacques Le Goff), created by both Romanians and Hutsuls.
The museum has 19 exhibition halls and an outdoor section. In general, the collections contain house pillars and sculpted doors (carved), pieces of furniture, tools used for fishing, hunting, beekeeping and shepherding, household items, musical instruments, dowry boxes (with an age of 250-300 years), sleighs, chests, wooden ploughs, works made of tree bark, peasant carts. Many of the pieces on display are adorned with the “motif of the sun” as a symbol of light.
Particular importance for specialists in ethnography is presented by the room where the wood processing techniques are illustrated.
Among the unique exhibits, visitors can admire a cart carrying wine from the seventeenth century and the original inventory of a sheepfold.

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