Collections

The National Museum of the Romanian Peasant owns the richest collection of peasant objects in Romania. The almost 90,000 pieces that are part of its patrimony are as many proofs which help our contemporaries understand the peasant world.

 

This treasure of national and international importance is stored and preserved according to rigorous scientific criteria and it has been systematically catalogued, having scientific files even from the moment when the collection was started. Out of practical reasons associated with modern legal requirements of protecting the patrimony, the collection is structured in the following categories: ceramics, customs, wood, furniture and ironware, samples, costume, religious objects, interior tapestry and the foreign countries collection.

 

It started in 1906 and continued to grow by field research undertaken in all Romanian provinces, which led to acquisitions and donations of all traditional arts, ceramics, wood and textiles being represented best.