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The Arts Section Heritage, which is constituted out of donations, transfers and purchases count approximately 4,000 objects today. It comprises the Collection of Paintings and Modern and Contemporary Romanian Graphic Arts, the collection of Romanian Contemporary Sculpture, the Collection of Universal Decorative Art, the Collection of Artistic Photographs, the Collection of Memorial Objects and Documents.

The Collection of Plastic Arts shows the evolution of the Romanian art: Carol Popp de Szathmary, Constantin Lecca, Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Theodor Pallady, Nicolae Tonitza, Ştefan Dimitrescu, Francisc Şirato, Camil Ressu, Iosif Iser, Nicolae Dărăscu, Lucian Grigorescu, Alexandru Steriadi, Ştefan Popescu, Vasile Popescu, Petre Iorgulescu Yor, Corneliu Michăilescu, Alexandru Ciucurencu; and highlights the works of those artists born in Braila: Nicapetre (149 drawings and 85 sculptures), Paula Ribariu (67 exhibits – installation and drawings), Octav Angheluta (69 paintings), Gheorghe Naum (77 paintings and graphic works), Ion Theodorescu-Sion (56 paintings and graphic works) and Max Hermann-Maxy (121 paintings, graphic works and decorative art objects designed and crafted between 1924-1934: carpets, furniture, metal utilitarian objects and book bindings).
Braila Museum also has in its possession, by way of a donation, 358 drawings, paintings and objects of art created by Mimi Saraga-Maxy until 1982, the year when she left Romania.

The Memorial Fund of the Arts Section allows the reconstruction of the studios belonging to painters such as: Octav Angheluta, Gheorghe Naum, Vespasian Lungu, Rorin Manolescu.

The Collection of European and Far Eastern Decorative Art from the 18th-19th centuries comprises 157 objects out of a total of 987 that constituted the donation made by Paul Balcanescu (1910-1965). It entered the heritage of Braila Museum in February 1965, after the collector’s death. The Collection was gathered between 1950 and 1965 and contains items purchased exclusively in Braila. It was structured around the Moresque and rococo style suits.

The Photography Collection valuable from an artistic point of view comprises photographs taken by: Carol Popp de Szathmary, Iulius Maisner, Rigas Rigopulos, Iosif Kozmata, Alois Kolpi, Marco Klein, F. Licht and Natalia Bella.

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Louis XVth century style furniture. Paul Bălcănescu donation.


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Moorish style furniture. XIXth century. Paul Bălcănescu donation.


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Furniture Louis XV style. Paul Bălcănescu donation.


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Moorish style furniture. XIXth century. Paul Bălcănescu donation.