The C.I. and C.C. Nottara Memorial Museum is a branch of the Museum of the Municipality of Bucharest. It was founded in 1956, when Ana Nottara, wife of C.C. Nottara, donated the former residence of the composer and of his father, C.I. Nottara, expressing her will that the house be transformed into a museum where the memory of the two artists be kept alive.

The collections are displayed on two floors as follows. The ground floor contains personal effects, pictures and the extensive library of C.I. Nottara (one of the most important figures in the history of the national theater), striking by the austerity of the atmosphere. On the second floor, which contrasts with the ground floor by the lavishness of the decorative elements, there are plenty of exhibits to be admired, substantiating the interest C.C. Nottara had always nourished for the aesthetic side of the domestic life. There’s a wealth of glassware, crystal decorations and an immense chandelier complemented by gracefully crafted pieces of furniture. The two floors, as well as the courtyard, are pegged out by sculptural works which render C.I. Nottara. Another highlight of the museum refers to the Bechsteine piano, calling forth the times when Ana Nottara used to organize musical soirees in the residence of the two celebrated Nottaras.

C.I. and C.C. Nottara Memorial Museum (Muzeul Memorial C.I. şi C.C. Nottara)
105, Blvd. Dacia, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 2103823
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