Project: “Private collections and museums in Romania”

Exhibition: Brukenthal National Museum: two centuries of heritage culture

Location: Brukenthal Palace, Cartography Cabinet
Duration: 30.03 – 14.05.2017
Curators: Dr. Daniela Dâmboiu and Dr. Alexandru Nicolaescu
Design by: Chris Balthes
Online presentation editing: Ion Vasile

The exhibition “Brukenthal National Museum: two centuries of heritage culture” completes the exhibition project “Museum and private collections from Romania”, coordinated during August 2016 – May 2017 with the participation of national partners: Museum of History of Romania in Bucharest, Moldava National Complex in Iași, Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization in Deva, “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History in Bucharest, Bucovina Museum in Suceava, National Museum of Transylvanian History in Cluj-Napoca and the National Museum of Banat in Timișoara.
The 44 photo-documentary panels comprise an essential chronicle of the Museum history, back to the Baron Samuel von Brukenthal’s passion for collecting and his testament to the historical evolution of the institution whose complexity has increased over time through the addition of new premises for exhibitions and new departments of activity.
The entire series of exhibitions included in the “Museum and private collections from Romania” project is an endeavor for awareness-raising and popularization of the importance of Romanian heritage; its formation, conservation and the acknowledgment of its value being a well-defined segment in the sphere of national culture – the Heritage Culture.