The purpose of this article is to describe the history and activities of one of the most interesting ethnographical museums in Romania - The National Museum of the Village of 'Dimitrie Gusti'. The origins of this museum go back to the XIX century when, on the wave of an interest in the folk character, the Romanian researchers and enthusiasts of folklore commenced the action of collecting ethnographical exhibits in the villages of Romania. In the XX century the museum created one of the richest ethnographical collections in Romania. After the fall of the Ceausescu regime, this institution underwent various changes in the effect of which in terms of its management and program of activity, the museum now belongs to one of the leading ones in Romania. The latest trends in museology are resorted to, where one tries to combine harmoniously various scientific, educational and popularizing elements for the management of this institution. Attempts are also made to create certain economic mechanism which would serve its mission.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.