Managed as a branch of the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Zambaccian Museum consists exclusively of the private collections gathered by Krikor H. Zambaccian, a wealthy businessman in the early and mid 20th century who, given its passion for art, came closest to the idea of embodiment of an autochthonous Mecenas.

Besides being a keen collector, Zambaccian also sustained and encouraged the work of both the reputed and the young artists of his time.

The museum opened its gates in 1947, a moment which coincided with the first donation Zambaccian made to the Romanian state. It fills the very home of the collector, and it consists of works by Romanian and French artists. It’s true the Romanian works prevail, in number, across the foreign asset, with highlights like Grigorescu, Luchian, Pallady, Aman, Tonitza and Brâncuşi, just to list a few. But the French collection is also worth appreciating, since it gathers together names like Delacroix, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Utrillo, Marquet and others, amounting to 19 prized paintings.

Zambaccian Museum (Muzeul Zambaccian)
21 A, Strada Muzeul Zambaccian, Bucharest, Romania
0040 021 2301920
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