Transsylvanian Museum of Ethnography / Romania

The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography is the first ethnographical museum in Romania, founded in 1922. The main building of the museum, the Redut palace, is a landmark for the heritage of Transylvania, hosting many significant events for the political and cultural history of last three centuries. Beyond many other, we should only mention the great musicians of the world which have concerted here: Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Bela Bartok, George Enescu. The open-air section of the museum, the National Ethnographic Park “Romulus Vuia”, is the first open-air museum in Romania, founded on the 1st of June 1929, with a surface of 42 hectares. The park is organized in two main sectors: technical installations and workshops (18th - 20th centuries) and traditional farmsteads representative for distinctive ethnographical areas in Transylvania (17th - 20th centuries). The scientific journal of the museum, Anuarul Muzeului Etnografic al Transilvaniei, published since 1958, is one of the most respected specialized publications of Romania.