The Museum of Skanderbeg represents grand collaboration of experts in all fields, including a team of renowned Albanian architects, led by Pirro Vaso and Pranvera Hoxha. They drew inspiration from the conceptual platform devised by Aleks Buda, then chair of the #Academy of #Sciences of Albania. Originally conceived as a memorial, the architecture of the museum seamlessly synchronises with history and the medieval arts. It also adds a contemporary flair to the medieval #Castle of Krujë within which it is located.
A large #relief of Skanderbeg and his brave soldiers confronts the visitors upon entering the museum. This massive sculpture reflects symbolic moments of the countless wars led by the national hero. Many of the museum’s visual art pieces portray Skanderbeg in his various roles as statesman, warrior, and battle commander. The pavilions store documents, original bibliographies, and reproductions which recount the history of Albania during the 15th century.
The museum shows the life and history of the Albanian principalities. The chronological #exhibition takes visitors through ceramic, bronze, iron, and copper objects as well as original icons and swords of the period. Beautiful #Byzantine-style frescoes cover the museum walls. These images depict Skanderbeg’s return to Krujë and glorify the unification of the once-divided Albanian principalities.