National Museum of the History of Romania has exceptional exhibition projects in the pipeline for 2014

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An exhibition dedicated to the journey on the Danube undertaken in 1964 by a group of American students, as well as varnishing events dedicated to the celebration of 180 years since the establishment of the National Museum of the Romanian Principality or to the development of the costume, cold weapons and firearms, are some of the exhibition projects the team of the National Museum of the History of Romania (MNIR) are preparing this year.

"Some way or another, the motto of the exhibition devoted to the trip along the Danube of the American students takes inspiration from Mark Twain's novel 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court', because many of the protagonists of that voyage are still living," Museum director general Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu told AGERPRES.

He mentioned that the exhibition, due to open this summer, will present the impressions of the American travelers about 1964 Romania, a landmark year, when our country began to break away from the Soviet bloc and started a certain liberalization; the event will be accomplished in cooperation by MNIR and National Geographic.

"It will be an exhibition in the mirror, the Americans' perception of their journey and how the documents of the time reflect the transformations of 1964," said Tarnoveanu, noting that in that year "National Geographic resumed the publication of material on Romania, which had been interrupted in 1940."

The exhibition on the evolution of the costume and the one dedicated to cold and fire weapons from the 16th — 18th century until the early 19th century are important both from an artistic standpoint and as regards the evolution of military technology. They will open in the second half of the year, because until mid-April the central hall of MNIR is occupied by the comprehensive exhibition "Romania's ancient gold and silver", which opened late last year.

For the end of 2014 the MNIR team prepares an exhibition dedicated to the celebration of 180 years since the establishment in 1834 of the National Museum of the Romanian Principality, "practically the forebear of the National Museum of the History of Romania and the first museum located south of the Carpathians."

"Only the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu is older than the National Museum of the Romanian Principality," said Ernest Oberlander—arnoveanu .

MNIR will also open in 2014 an exhibition organized together with the Engravings Cabinet of the Library of the Romanian Academy, presenting the image of Moldova in engravings, etchings and historic photographs from the sixteenth century until the second half of the twentieth century, as well as an exhibition series from the cycle "Exhibit of the month." AGERPRES

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