County Centre for the Conservation and Promotion of the Traditional Culture, Dolj
The County Centre for Conservation and Promotion of the Traditional Culture Dolj is a public cultural institution with legal personality, subordinated to Dolj County Council, specialized in researching, collecting, archiving, transmitting and promoting the traditional culture in Dolj County, as well as highlighting the potential of the contemporary crafts in our county.
It was established on December 1, 1955, by State Decree, under the name of Regional Centre for Traditional Crafts in Oltenia, an institution meant to guide and control amateur artistic activities, with a focus, for many years, on the mass culture. The Community Centres (at that time, there were also neighborhood community centres in each city) and the Local Houses of Culture were subordinated to the Regional Centre for Traditional Crafts. Over the years, this institution has also been named: The Guiding Centre for Traditional Arts and Crafts Mass Movement Dolj, The Centre for Traditional Culture Dolj, County Centre for the Conservation and Development of the Traditional Culture, and since 2003, the County Centre for the Conservation and Promotion of the Traditional Culture Dolj, its current title.
- Ethnological and anthropological research;
- Conservation (archiving) of the traditions and perennial values of folk culture, their defense against pollution and degradation trends
-Developing traditions in contemporary times, encouraging the process of folk creation in all artistic genres, promoting through the media and prints the creators and performers of authentic folk tradition and creation
-Initiating, organizing and developing annually cultural - artistic manifestations specific to traditional culture (Commune days, competitions, local festivals, etc.).