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The Burgher House

with the long-term exhibition

The charm OF STONEWARE GARDENS

The Kremnica stoneware factory 1815-1956

See how the Burgher House in Kremnica has been transformed by stoneware to resemble a blossoming meadow or flower-filled garden.

Photogallery from the exhibition opening.

The stoneware pieces with their garden-themed designs were produced by the Kremnica stoneware factory, which operated for approximately one and a half centuries. Characterised by their high quality, creativity and originality, the factory's stoneware products were exported all over the world. The noted Kremnica artist Vojtech Angyal (Angyal Béla) designed many of the pieces, raising the stoneware to a high artistic level. The most collectible items are from the art nouveau period.

More than 800 pieces made by the Kremnica stoneware factory are on display at the exhibition. They come mostly from the collection of the NBS Museum of Coins and Medals, as well as from private collections and other museums.

The Burgher House at 32-38 Štefánikovo square is used for long-term exhibitions that display different parts of the Museum's collections based on particular themes. This architecturally- interesting medieval building stands on a narrow plot of land between two larger Gothic buildings. Its internal architecture is typical of the late Renaissance style.

For almost ten years from 1988 the Burgher House hosted an exhibition entitled "Z dejín lyžovania na Slovensku" (From the history of skiing in Slovakia). The exhibitions shown here since 1998 include: Krása starých remesiel / The beauty of old crafts (1998-2003), Čriepky z histórie / Fragments of history (2003-- 2004), K pocte zbraň / Present arms! (2004-2005) and Cesty zberateľstva v umení 15. - 18. storočia / Routes of collecting in 15th to 18th century art (2007 - 2012). For the last mentioned exhibition the Museum won the Slovak Museum of the Year Award in 2007 and the Annual Prize for 2007 awarded by the magazine Pamiatky a múzeá (Heritage and Museums).

 (For contact details and opening times, please click on Contacts.)

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