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Deri Museum: photos, description (Deri Museum)

The Déri Museum is situated in the neo-Baroque building in the centre of Debrecen. The project of the Museum, now well known throughout Europe, belongs to Denese Gyorgyi and Aladar Muniu, the opening of the Museum dates back to 1930. The Museum collection were inherited from the municipal Museum, founded in 1902 at the initiative of Arthur Lefkovich, jeweller and art collector, who donated it to the new Museum. In 1920, the owner of a silk manufactory Frigyes Deri donated his magnificent collection to the city of Debrecen. Following his example, in 1938, his brother Gyorgy Deri has made a contribution, giving the Museum its unique collection called folk art of the peoples of the Carpathian region. Further, the number of exhibits is beginning to grow rapidly through further acquisitions ethnographers, historians and archaeologists.

On the first floor of the Museum there are two exhibition areas. The East wing of the house is a collection of typical bird species of this region, and the West wing gives visitors a view of the world of minerals.

An exhibition entitled " the inhabitants of the sky "(ground floor) introduces visitors to the history of ancient cults, showing archaeological finds made in Hajdu-Bihar.

Local history exhibition on the ground floor is guns and tools of agriculture and handicraft. In the North wing of the building visitors can see the interior of so-called home "сívis". (In local terminology "сívis" - it is the citizens that are partially or fully live by agricultural activities). The exhibition also presents the interior of the first pharmacies in Debrecen called the Golden Unicorn.

The second floor has exhibits of unique antique collections Frigyesi Sake. In the center of the hall two of the mummies in the sarcophagus. Further rooms with a unique collection that represents the culture of Japan, Korea, Iran, Mongolia and India. Special interest of visitors is a collection of weapons and military clothing.

Next, ceramics, glassware and paintings of the 17th-19th centuries, including the famous Golgotha (1884) and Ecce Homo (1896) is perhaps the main exhibits of the Museum.