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Museum Night on Saturday: 70 museums countrywide open to night visitors

Over 20 museums in Bucharest and another 30 from across the country will mark Museum Night on Saturday, May 14, awaiting visitors with exhibitions, music, dance and theatre performances, film screenings and special interactive events.

In Bucharest, the range of events includes: concerts by Trei Parale, Norzeatic and Khidja. Avant’n’Gard, “Te recunosc si pe-ntuneric, Bucuresti!” (I’d know you even at night, Bucharest – a music and poetry show), concerts by Pontice (mediaeval music) and Anton Pann, the launch of the book titled “Nu cumpara aceasta carte!” (Don’t buy this book!), crafts workshops dedicated to weaving, pottery, the creation of folk masks and egg painting. Museums in Aiud, Alba Iulia, Alexandria, Bacau, Baia Mare, Botosani, Bran, Brasov, Braila, Buzau, Caransebes, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Dej, Deva, Galati, Giurgiu, Golesti, Gorj, Iasi, Mures, Oradea, Ploiesti, Sf. Gheorghe, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Sinaia, Tecuci, Tulcea or Targoviste also await night-time visitors with concerts, film and animation screenings, characters that will be restored to life, workshops for children, presentations, performances or astronomic observations.

A printed map of the events in Bucharest will serve to guide visitors on Museum Night, and buses offered by the Bucharest Mayor’s Office and the Bucharest Transport Direction (RATB) will join the museums.

Museum Night is an event initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and is already on its seventh edition. The event is organized, this year as well, under the patronage of the European Council’s Secretary General and of UNESCO, which joined the Museum Night project in 2009. Approximately 3,000 museums in Europe will be marking Museum Night.

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