6th of November 1989 marked a joyous event in the museums’ family in Romania – the birth of a new member in Baia Mare – the Mineralogical Museum. The idea of organizing a museum with such a profile, as the presentation of hydrothermal minerals from Baia Mare, where the audience can study and enjoy them, covering a part of the rich mineralogical collection, took shape after 1969, when it began the setting up of the mineralogical collection in the Maramures County Museum, museum specialized in history, art and ethnography, but without any concern about natural sciences, by that date.
The history of this Museum’s birth can be viewed on two priority directions -increasing the number and value of mineral collection, on the one hand and creating the actual museum as an institution of science and culture provided to the experts as well as the wide public, on the other hand. The minerals collection began to be constituted in 1969 around a core of minerals in the quantity of 1,502 units, undetermined and non-inventoried, being stored for long years in a warehouse of the Maramures County Museum.
Through the great value of the museum’s heritage, through the presentation modality and organization of the basic exhibition, the Mineralogical Museum imposed itself among the museums in the country as a representative unit of great value for the Romanian museology.
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Virtual Tour of the Mineralogy Museum Baia-Mare, here: http://www.muzeuminbm.ro/turvirtual.php