Ethnographic exhibition at Salaj County Museum of History and Art

Ethnographic exhibition at Salaj County Museum of History and Art

9 June 2015

June 9, 2015 marks the opening of an exhibition at the Salaj County Museum of History and Art. “Instantanee din timpul cercetărilor etnografice de urgenţă. Un exerciţiu de antropologie vizuală” (Moments in Time: an exercise in visual anthropology through ethnographic research) highlights the importance of studying and preserving the physical and intangible cultural heritage of small towns in Salaj County.

 

June 9, 2015 marks the opening of an exhibition at the Salaj County Museum of History and Art. “Instantanee din timpul cercetărilor etnografice de urgenţă. Un exerciţiu de antropologie vizuală” (Moments in Time: an exercise in visual anthropology through ethnographic research) highlights the importance of studying and preserving the physical and intangible cultural heritage of small towns in Salaj County. Many towns, such as Biuşa, Motiş, and Brâglez, are slowly disappearing due to shifts of populations from the countryside to large cities or abroad. 19th and early 20th century houses are crumbling, while the aged residents with important agricultural, craft, and folkloric know-how will take their knowledge with them. The exhibition is in collaboration with the Satu Mare County Museum.

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