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The open air Museum "Old village" in Kamrava

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The open air Museum “Old village” in Kamrava was created by the former Director of the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb Marjan MusiCam. Then he wrote a study on Kumirova as the birthplace of the famous political figure Josip Broz Tito. Was initially restored the house where Tito was born, and later in 1948 in the yard policy was a monument. Within a few years was the restoration and horticultural work and the collection of items for home decor.

After that, the specialists of the Museum of Zagreb was engaged in restoration work on other buildings of the old part of the village of Kumrovec. The work took two years (1952 to 1954), they were conducted in strict accordance with prepared by the researchers with a catalogue of buildings and households of the old Kumarovna. In 1969, the Museum “Old village” was included in the list of cultural monuments protected by the state.

“Old village” is the only outdoor Museum in Croatia. The total area of the Museum is 12640 sq. m. the exposition of the Museum includes more than 2,800 exhibits, most of which is in the Museum's permanent exhibition. Employs 15 permanent ethnographic exhibitions, which will present the traditional way of life, customs and crafts of the local inhabitants (XIX - XX).

An important criterion for restorers was the desire to preserve the authenticity of the structure and its ethnographic, historical and architectural value. In the reconstructed Kamrava left to live several families, rural way of life which is organically interwoven into the overall appearance of the Museum under the open sky.

You can see the traditional buildings and architecture of old villages in Croatia: a two-story barns (used for storing household equipment, and drying corn), thatched roof houses, the walls of which are whitewashed in the traditional techniques, etc. Special attention was paid to the landscape, to preserve its original appearance and beauty. In addition to the buildings reconstructed old roads and stone bridge. Abandoned land and buildings were purchased by the owners and converted into a utility and a utility room.

The village Museum has for many years opened various schools and courses that introduce people with skills of old crafts. Here you can learn how to make ceramics, wooden toys, and learn the secrets of forging of various products.