Mureş County Center for Preservation and Promotion of
in 1955, Mureş County Center for Preservation and Promotion
of Traditional Culture is a public cultural institution of
juridical personality, which functions under the authority
of The County Council Mureş.
The Center's fundamental objective
is the study, the preservation and the promotion of folk traditions
and cultural values, in the larger frame of the national culture.
The Center draws up the database of the actual folk culture
values and performers, which create the traditional patrimony
of the county. It functions as a scientific and methodological
center for the activities which focus on preserving, stimulating
and promoting traditions and folk creation in the cultural
life, in the spirit of authenticity and value.
County is very rich in folk traditions, being situated at
the confluence of several important ethnological sub-zones
- The Superior Mureş, The Gurghiu Valley, The Transylvanian
Field, the two Târnavas. To this fact must be added the living
together of Romanians, Hungarians, Germans and Gypsies on
this aria. A proof of this richness are the folk dances, the
music and songs, the costumes preserved here, the existence
of more than 100 active folk ensembles in the rural aria,
the folk craft and traditional art centers existing in different
villages, with art creators who are well known in the country
and over the borders.