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Muzeul de Farmacie din Cluj-Napoca / The Pharmacy museum of Cluj-Napoca

„Colectia de istorie a farmaciei din Cluj-Napoca”

Amenajat intr-o veche farmacie medievala, „La Sfantul Gheorghe” ce este atestata documentar inca din anul 1573, si care si-a continuat activitatea pana in anii 1900, acest muzeu a fost fondat de catre profesorul Valeriu Bologa in anul 1954, pornind de la colectia obiectelor farmaceutice transilvanene alea profesorului Iuliu Orient. Intre timp patrimoniul acestui muzeu a mai crescut, prezentand astazi o diversitate de vase farmaceutice cu simboluri alchemice pictate pe suprafata lor, medicamente utilizate de farmacisti in trecut, unele mai comune dar si cateva foarte inedite cum ar fi praful de mumie, carti si tratate de medicina, truse medicinale, mojare si psitile folosite in pregatirea medicamentelor si chiar si cateva sticlute ce candva contineau „potiuni de dragoste”. Cele mai valoroase piese ale muzeului le gasim la subsol in laboratorul medieval, unde cu un pic de imaginatie putem vedea procesele alchemice de pregatire a diverselor leacuri, prafuri, potiuni si salve medicinale. Un articol foarte interesant al acestui muzeu este un dulap vechi in stil baroc unde, pe panourile usilor sunt reprezentate marile etape ale vietii: ” copilaria, tineretea, maturitatea si moartea”.

Vizita mea aici a fost foarte placuta. In pretul biletului primiti si un ghidaj in limba romana sau engleza, facut de catre un domn care reuseste cu multa pasiune sa ne picteze o alta era, o era in care medicamentele cu care suntem obisnuiti acum noi, nu se gaseau asa usor. Initial nu am platit taxa foto (fiind un pic mai mare decat la majoritatea muzeelor), insa dupa ce am aruncat o privire in prima camera, m-am razgandit. Mi-am spus ca nu am cum sa plec din acel muzeu fara cateva fotografii inedite (oricum la plecare am cumparat si niste vederi cu fotografii din interior, pentru niste prieteni). Programul ciudat al muzeului nu a picat prea bine cu programul vizitei mele, dar am reusit sa fac in asa fel incat sa il vad. Este deschis in timpul saptamanii doar, in weekend fiind inchis; am inteles ca majoritatea vizitatorilor sunt grupuri scolare / universitare, de aceea si programul diferit.

Cam atat despre acest muzeu, si cu asta inchid si seria de post-uri legata de vizita mea in Cluj-Napoca. 🙂  Va invit cu cel mai mare drag sa vizitati acest oras si acest muzeu.

O zi buna,
-Florin.

ENGLISH:

„The pharmacy history collection of Cluj-Napoca”

Set up in an old medieval pharmacy, „At Saint Gheorghe” wich is documented since the year 1573, and wich continued it’s activity until 1900+ , this museum was founded by professor Valeriu Bologa in the year 1954, starting from Iuliu Orient’s colection of transilvanian pharmacy implements. In the meantime the museums patrimony has been increased, presenting today a wide array of pharmaceutical vessels with hand painted alchemical signs, medical cures used in the distant past, some more common and yet some very strange like for example mummy dust, books and treaties on medicine, old medical kits and even a few vials that once contained „love potions”. The most valuable pieces of the museum we find at the basement level, in the medieval laboratory, where with a bit of imagination we can see the alchemical processes of preparing different cures, powders, potions and medical salves. A very interesting piece is an old baroc style cupboard where, on it’s door panels are represented the major stepes in human life: „childhood, youth, maturity and death”

My own visit here was very pleasant. In the price of the ticket you get a guide in romanian or english, done by a very pasionate gentleman that manages to paint for you a different era, an era in wich medicine that we are so used to in our everyday was a luxury. Initialy i did not pay the photo tax (being a bit higher than average for museums), yet after i took a glimpse of the first room, i changed my mind. I told myself that there is no way i could leave that museum without a few special photos (anyway when i left, i bought a few postcards for some friends). The schedule of the museum is a bit odd and didn’t fit my own schedule too well, but lucky me i did manage to get here 🙂 It is open only during the week, being closed in the weekends; the reason being that most visitors here are school or university groups.

That is about it for this museum, and with this post i close the series relating to my visit to Cluj-Napoca 🙂 I invite you all with great spirit to visit this town and this museum. You will not regret it.

O good day to all,
-Florin.

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Muzeul etnografic din Cluj-Npoca / Ethnographic museum of Cluj-Napoca

Muzeul etnografic al Ardealului, este un muzeu superb, ce nu trebuie ratat daca vizitati orasul Cluj Napoca. Pentru cei interesati, muzeul este impartit in 2 parti: Partea de interior, unde gasim un patrimoniu foarte divers de obiecte si unelte folosite in gospodariile ardelenesti si partea de exterior, unde putem vizita case autentice ale zonei. Din pacate cele 2 parti nu se afla la acelasi locatie, astfel putem sa le consideram doua muzee separata. Din pacate, datorita programului, nu am reusit sa vizitez decat expozitia interioara, pe care v-o prezint putin aici.

Indeletniciri traditionale, unele practicate pentru nevoia vietii de zi cu zi, altele practicate pentru placere, cu o gama foarte variata de unelte, pe care le putem vedea aici alaturi de cateva explicatii asupra folosiri lor. Aici invatam despre viticultura, agricultura, olarit, tesut si multe multe alte indeletniciri traditionale…

Iar la etajul superior al muzeului, gasim o galerie de costume traditionale ale zonei, pe care le putem admira in detaliu, cat si cateva fotografii superbe cu niste oamenii rustici si straiele lor. Am gasit si un set de costume traditionale maghiare, pe care le puteti vedea in galeria de mai jos.

Alte surprize, vor fi dezvaluite de fotografiile ce urmeaza, si pentru a descoperii toate secretele si frumusetile acestui muzeu, va incurajez sa il vizitati cand aveti ocazia.

O zi traditionala si frumoasa tuturor…

ENGLISH:

The ethnographic museum of Ardeal, is an amazing museum, that mustn’t be missed if you are visiting the city of Cluj-Napoca. For those interested, the museum is split in two parts: The inddor part where we find a divers patrimony of objects and tools used in the common households of Ardeal and the outdoor part where we can actually visit some authentic houses of the area. Unfortunately, the 2 parts are not placed at the same location, thus we can kind of consider them two separate museums. Sadly, because of my timetable, i only managed to visit the indoor expo only 😦

Traditional crafts, some practiced for thir need in daily life, some simply used for relaxation and pleasure, with a wide range of tools which we can se here along with a few explenations on how they were used. Here we learn about viticulture, agriculture, pottery, tailoring and many other traditional crafts.

At the upper floor of the museum, we find a tgallery dedicated to traditional costumes and clothes of the area, which we can admire in detail, and a few old and amazing photos of rustic people and their apparel. I even found a suit of traditional Hungarian clothes, which you can see in the galery below.

Other surprises will be revealed in the following photos, but to discover allt he secrets and beauties of this museum, i encourage you all to visit it when you can.

A traditional and beautifull day to you all…

Vivariul din Cluj-Npoca / The vivarium of Cluj-Napoca

Dupa cum v-am promis in post-ul anterior, va aduc acum cateva fotografii de la vivariul din Cluj. Daca sunteti in vizita la muzeul zoologic, trebuie neaparat sa vedeti si vivariul. Se viziteaza gratis, la subsolul muzeului 🙂

ENGLISH:

As i promised in the last post, i now bring you a few photos from the vivarium of Cluj. If you are visiting the zoological museum, you must see the vivarium as well. It is free to visit, in the basement of the museum.

Muzeul zoologic din Cluj-Napoca – The zoological museum of Cluj-Napoca

Daca sunteti in plimbari prin Cluj-Napoca si vreti sa vedeti ceva inedit, atunci va recomand cu cea mai mare placere muzeul zoologic. Situat in cladirea institutului de speologie „Emil Racovita”, acest museum prezinta regnul animal in toata splendoarea sa. Gasiti aici de toate, fie ca innoata sau zboara, ca se tarasc pe sub pamant sau pe deasupra, acest muzeu le prezinta pe toate… pasari, reptile, feline, ursi, moluste, serpi si pesti 🙂   Un deliciu cultural, fie ca doriti doar sa admirati exponatele intr-un mod relaxant, fie ca veniti hotarati sa invatati ceva nou, acest muzeu nu trebuie ratat.

Si ca sa fie si mai interesant, la subsolul cladiri gasim vivariul, unde avem ocazia de a admira pe viu cateva reptile si amfibieni. Mai multe despre vivariul in postul viitor. 🙂

ENGLISH:

If you are traveling through Cluj-Napoca and want to see something different, that i warmly recommend the zoological museum. Placed in the building of the „Emil Racovita”  speleology institute’s building, this museum offers a view on animal life in all it’s glory. Here you will find a bit of everything, whether it flies or swims, crawls on the ground or beneath it, this museum has them all… birds, reptiles, felines, bears, molluscs and fish 🙂 A cultural wonder, whether you simply want a to admire the exhibit in a relaxing manner, or you want to learn something new, this museum must not be missed out upon.

And to make things more interesting, in the basement of the building we find a vivarium, where we have the chance to admire life reptilians and amphibians. More about the vivarium in my future post. 🙂