Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA

Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA
Sibiu, Romania

Located in the center of Romania, The ASTRA National Museum Complex is the most important ethno-museum institution in Romania. It was created under the auspices of the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and – which was an institution founded in 1861. The ASTRA Museum – formerly known as the Association Museum - opened its first exhibition on the 19th of August, 1905. The museum was founded out of the Transylvanian people`s desire to define their own ethno-cultural identity within the Austro-Hungarian Empire multiculturalism and having as background the cultural emancipation of all peoples from the centre and south-east of Europe. Reorganized under this structure after 1990, the ASTRA National Museum Complex has four museum units of ethnographic profile in its structure and a department of anthropological documentary film which are sustained by the following departments: the Conservation and Restoration Department, the Educational Department, the Cultural Marketing Department, the Tourist Information Centre, the ASTRA Museum Publishing House and the Project Management Department.

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Emil Sigerus Museum of Saxon EthnographyPiața Mică 21
Sibiu 550182
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