The National Museum of History and Ethnography
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The National Museum of History and Ethnography

The museum from the center of Chișinău is listed as the oldest museum in our Republic that can boast a stunning collection of paleontological, zoological, ethnographic and archaeological data. There you can see Bessarabian carpets, old books, and many other historical objects. Here are the richest and priceless collections, including those of a national importance, incorporating the historical image of the country.

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Address: Chișinău, Kogalniceanu street, 82 This is a unique building in Moldova, and a monument of architecture and history that is of a National value. It is listed as the oldest museum of our country and can boast a collection of about 135 000 pieces in various fields. The permanent exhibition of the museum comes under the slogan: "Nature, Human, Culture" and exhibits rare and invaluable objects of natural history, natural science, archeology, paleontology, geology, ethnography, illustrating the past and the present of the whole country. The first museum in Moldova was founded in 1889 by the baron Stuart who was a scientist, biologist, curator and public Bessarabian servant. The baron A. Stuart has gathered around him many scientists, widely known in the world of science: S. Miller, F. Osterman, Porucica F., B. Tarabuhin, Suhov I., M. Pocoară. In the halls of the museum , significant ethnographic and folk art of the major ethnographic regions of the country are exhibited: fabric (a valuable collection of Moldovan carpets from . XVIII - XX centuries), garments, machineies, utensils used in making wine, objects made of wood, metal, stone, ceramics; household items necessary for preparing food, and others. The modern nature is represented in zoological and botanical collections. A special place is reserved for the herbariums and stuffed animals from the. XIX - XX centuries, gathered in the hall of “Red Book of Moldova”, where you can find some species that disappeared from the natural environment of the Republic of Moldova , and others that are endangered. The most striking relic of the museum is the complete skeleton of a supergiant (Deinotherium gigantissimum), who lived in our area 7 million years ago. The museum's collections have been exhibited repeatedly in Europe, Asia, Asia, America and Africa, as a testimony to the rich cultural heritage of the Moldovan national culture. The museum is located in a building built in the years of 1903-1905 , in the Arab-Mauritanian style by the architect-engineer Vladimir Tiganco and finished by Kundert Odessa the VI. Let’s have a trip to the past, with the CASA MARE team! 

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