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Ethnographic Museum Grassi: photos, description (Grassimuseum)

Grassi ethnographic Museum is a large complex, which includes three attractions of Leipzig, Museum of musical instruments, Museum of Ethnography and the Museum of applied arts. The name of the place was given in honor of Franz Dominic Grassi. Patron, the Leipzig banker and a true connoisseur of art left a will of 2 million marks, which was created by the Museum.

The Museum building was built in the twentieth century, but because of the shelling and air strikes during world war II it was significantly damaged, was destroyed and severely damaged most of the historical exhibits. Despite the fact that the ethnographic Museum was open to the public for 50 years, many of our exhibitions were open to visit until 2007.

Among the exhibits you can find numerous household items, as well as works of art of various peoples of the world. In the Museum of applied arts, visitors can find Handicrafts, blacksmiths, woodcarvers and glass blowers, all items there are more than 90 thousand. Among the Museum presents the study, done in Italian Renaissance style, there is also the exhibition and the Roman hall where the true masterpieces from the Treasury of Leipzig.

To the ethnographic Museum is the library where you can find various historical engravings, photographs and old books.

The Museum of musical instruments is famous for its unique collection of instruments in Europe. The oldest exhibits date from the XVI century. The Museum is divided into several rooms with a certain theme, each presents the tools which characterize the different time era.