|Art museums||Museé Alsacien|
23, Quai St-Nicolas
|About the Museum||The Musée alsacien (Alsatian museum) is a museum in Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It opened on 11 May 1907 and is dedicated to all aspects of (mostly rural) daily life in pre-industrial and early industrial Alsace. It contains over 5000 exhibits and is notable for the reconstruction of the interiors of several traditional houses.
The museum of folk art is located in a group of old Strasbourg houses. The region’s traditions are recorded in its decorative painted furniture, ceramics, toys and colour prints, both sacred and profane. Reconstructions of farmhouse interiors from the Rhine delta, the vineyards and the Vosges mountain valleys represent the different types of Alsatian habitats. Traditional workshops have also been reconstructed, including those of a blacksmith and a carpenter.
The museum also features a rich collection of artifacts documenting the everyday life of Alsatian Jews. It is located in several Renaissance timber framed houses on the Quai Saint-Nicolas.
In 1917 it was bought by the city of Strasbourg.
Another, quite large, Musée alsacien exist in the city of Haguenau, 30 kilometers north of Strasbourg.
|Museum Collections||It contains over 5000 exhibits and is notable for the reconstruction of the interiors of several traditional houses.|