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Štefan Cyril Parrák

Štefan Cyril Parrák
Štefan Cyril Parrák (1887 – 1969) was a confectioner and baker from Trnava. He was fond of antiques and held folk art in high regard, which lead him to create an extensive collection of folk, artistic, and historic works, travelling from village to village all over Western Slovakia, purchasing these objects. In 1935 his collection was so large that he decided to display it in his confectionery and Parrák’s private museum became one of Trnava’s singularities. His collection later provided basis for the current museum’s ethnological and historical collection stock.
At the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the collector’s birth, the museum made a part of this collection public. A representative selection of over 200 objects included faience ceramics produced in renowned potteries, folk pottery for everyday use, wooden religious sculptures, paintings on glass, pewter and copper vessels, clocks, meerschaum pipes, Jewish ceremonial objects, glassware, porcelain and stoneware. The exhibition uses original showcases and recreates the atmosphere of Parrák’s museum through a collection of black and white photographs and a short film.
Štefan Cyril Parrák
Štefan Cyril Parrák
Štefan Cyril Parrák
Štefan Cyril Parrák