The Museum of Decorated Eggs “Lucia Condrea”

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The Museum of Decorated Eggs “Lucia Condrea”, a public forum monument of international importance, located in Moldovița, 71 km away from Suceava, Stadionului Street, no. 87.
The largest “own museum” in the world, officially inaugurated in 2007 by the visual artist Lucia Condrea, contains the most extensive collection of decorated eggs, arranged in 106 showcases.
The exhibits are grouped into three sections: works by Lucia Condrea (over 15,000 pieces); the section with items from the Suceava villages inhabited by Hutsuls (Breaza, Brodina, Ciumârna, Izvoarele Sucevei, Moldovița, Moldova Sulița, Ulma); international section, with exhibits from 56 countries.
Of particular importance are the eggs decorated by the Hutsul craftsmen, especially by those from Moldovița. The oldest of them, with pre-Christian symbols, dates from about 1883.
In the international section, the eggs from Belgium, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia (exotically, with elephants painted), the Netherlands (reminiscent of the Fabergé technique), Hungary are impressive.

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