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The Alsatian Museum: a photo, description Musee alsacien)

The Alsatian Museum is an unusual ethnographic Museum whose exhibitions are located in several historic city buildings connected to each other by transitions.

The Museum was founded in 1902 and five years later was opened to the public. It was created by the local Industrialists, who are so imbued with ideas of its Foundation, which was involved not only in fundraising but also in search of exhibits. During the First world war the Museum was closed and opened again in 1917.

The traditional culture of Alsace is a synthesis of the cultures of the two peoples - the French and the Germans, and this interpenetration of traditions reflected in the crafts and applied arts, architecture, everyday objects and utensils, clothes and even children's toys. All this and much more is kept in the Museum of Alsace, which is also considered as a location from which to begin your journey through the historic center of the city.

The basis of this Museum's collection is comprised of items created by the inhabitants of Alsace in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here you can see a layout of half-timbered buildings, a kiln with tiles and decorated with fireplaces, items, women's items (jewelry boxes, jewelry, clothes, furniture, ornaments of traditional home painting. Will be curious to find out what roofing Alsatians were covered with shingles, named for its shape "beaver tail". One of the items fulfilled the role of a talisman: a patterned or carved clay tile shingles were supposed to ward off trouble from the house and household.

In addition, the Museum recreates the interior of the housing of Alsatians who had lived in different parts of the region and belonged to different professions. So, here are farmers and winemakers, winegrowers and craftsmen, the inhabitants of the Vosges and Alsatian Jews.

The entire collection numbers several thousand exhibits, many of which were found in the Alsatian villages. The Museum is situated on Quai Saint Nicolas.