CHERNIVTSI OBLAST MUSEUM OF FOLK ARCHITECTURE AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Windmill installations, Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Museum's windmills

This Chernivtsi museum is one of the few same-type foundations in Ukraine. Similar museums exist in Kyiv, Lviv, Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy, Uzhgorod and Ivano-Frankivsk (near Halych).

 

At the time the museum has two display areas, Khotynshchyna ("Khotyn area” – Sokyriany, Khotyn and a part of Novoselytsia Districts) and Zakhidne Podnistrovya ("Western Dniester side” – Zastavna and another part of Novoselytsia Districts). The area of 9,379 hectares allocates 33 restored typical buildings of the old Bukovynian village from early XIX – mid XX centuries (houses, rooms, henhouses, wells, horse barns, a root cellar, windmills, a blacksmith shop, a church with bell tower, etc.). Most structures are located at arranged households. Accurately restored indoor scenes confer authentic features to the buildings.

 

The museum's collection includes 8060 items, in particular folk dresses, clothes, peasant labour instruments and household items, furniture, dishes, crafts, printed media, photographs, etc. The museum arranged dozens of permanent and mobile exhibitions, in particular "Decorative and Applied Arts of Bukovyna”, "Traditional Bukovynian Costume”, "Bukovynian Carpets”, "Bukovynian Woven Belts”, "Bukovynian Embroidery”, "Beads in Folk Costumes”, "Bukovynian Leather”, "Bukovynian Pottery and Wooden Dishes”, "Bukovynian Box”, "Bukovynian Pysanka”, "Folk Musical Instruments”, "Relilgious Paintings in Bukovyna” and others.

A XIX-century peasant hut

A XIX-century Bukovynian peasant hut, Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

The hut inside. A "kitchen corner"

Peasant hut inside, the kitchen corner. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

The dining table in a peasant hut

Peasant hut inside, the dining table. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

A weaver installation

Peasant hut inside, weaver installation. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Weaver's belongings

Peasant hut inside, weaver's belongings. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Bukovynian pottery

Peasant hut inside, Bukovynian pottery. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Pottery to store liquids and grain

Peasant hut inside, pottery to store liquids and grains. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

Inside a windmill

Inside a windmill. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life

The big fire during Obnova Fest, an annual ethnic festival held in the Museum

The big fire during Obnova Fest. Chernivtsi Oblast Museum of Folk Architecture and Everyday Life
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