Arad Museum Complex - details and images

Arad Museum was opened in 1893 as relics of the revolution paşoptiste exhibition, displayed in the hall on the second floor of the State Theatre. Two decades later, the museum moved to the newly built Palace of Culture (1913), with the philharmonic and the city library. There have been furnished with old relics exhibition hall, exhibition and collection of archeology and medieval European art gallery. During the interwar period, were added to an exhibition of ethnography and two memorial rooms devoted to politicians and Stefan Vasile Goldis Arad Cicio Pop (1934).

After the Communists took power, basic collections and exhibitions have been reorganized in line with new ideologies, 1954-1955 being reopened section of ancient history, "Museum of the Revolution of 1848" and gallery of art and ethnographic exhibition in 1956. Between 1958 - 1988, the museum's departments were built in the county: Lipova (Town Museum - 1958), Syria (Memorial Museum Slavici I. and E. Monti - 1960), Săvârşin (Museum of Art and Ethnography - 1988) and Minis (Museum Vine and Wine - 1988).

After a radical reamanajare that lasted more than two years, permanent exhibit of archeology and history of the Cultural Palace was reopened in 1979. Art Gallery has been moved to a new headquarters, which is occupied today, which was opened in 1984.

Following political changes in 1989, shows the basic ideological ballast issued, and in 1992 opened the natural sciences department and a year later the history wars. Art Gallery, fully remodeled, was varnished, in its current form in 1998. In December 2004, was varnished permanent exhibition "Arad - December 1989. Since 1967 there Ziridava publication containing articles and scientific studies illustrating the scope of the museum sections. Since 1992 he edited the journal Communication Studies and Art and Architecture, 1995 Natural Harmonies, including research in natural sciences, and in 1999 Zarandul, ethnological research journals.

Kinema Ikon Multimedia Workshop, founded in 1970, publishes, since 1994, the magazine ntermedia and hypermedia products and in 2003 he represented Romania at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice.

Currently, the museum holds over 125,000 parts and is a very active player on the cultural scene as a ferment in Arad recast.

Permanent exhibitions

Archaeology and history
Department of Archaeology and History includes 15 exhibition halls, located on the first and second floor of the Cultural Palace. More than 2000 exhibits illustrate the evolution of the area of Arad, Romania in the context of history, from the first traces of human presence until the communist regime.

Natural Sciences
Section includes four exhibition halls where you can admire:
- Suggestive photographic collages representing galaxies, supergalaxii, supernovae, solar system
- Models of missiles and spacecraft, a collection of mineralogical and organic
- Specimens illustrating all classes of specific minerals west and north-west Romania.
- A collection of palaeontological
- An exhibition of exotic fish.

Since 1984 the Art Gallery of Arad Museum Complex works on the second floor of the building located on the street Teius Gheorghe Popa, no. 2-4. Here are displayed in chronological order works of European art (XVI-XIX centuries) and Romanian art (XIX-XX).
Art Collection hosts:
- Valuable paintings belonging to schools Italian, Flemish and Dutch
- Collections of decorative art
- Romanian painting (signed CDRosenthal paintings are exhibited, George Tattarescu, Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ion Andreescu, Stefan Luchian Pallady, George Petrascu, Nicholas Tonitza, Jean Al. Steriadi, Camil Ressu, Nicholas Dărăscu, Iser, Vasile Popescu )

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