A new area was inaugurated yesterday in Bucharest’s Village Museum on its 75th anniversary. The opening of the ‘Nicolae Cajal’ Minorities’ Alley was attended by Undersecretary of State Irina Cajal, the daughter of academy member Dr. Nicolae Cajal (1919 – 2004). The new area will include 26 monuments. For the time being it consists of the Turea Church (Cluj), several houses from Suceava, Vrancea, Gorj, Hunedoara, Bihor, the Forester’s Cabin (Doftanei Valley, Prahova), the Iron maker’s Workshop (Varzarii de Jos, Bihor), the Pot maker’s Workshop (Horezu, Valcea) and other rural objects. A mayoralty, a school, a post-office station and inn, Turkish, German and Jewish households will also be included.
The ‘Dimitrie Gusti’ National Village Museum is celebrating its 75th anniversary until Sunday, organizing shows, concerts, folk shows and a scientific conference titled ‘Museum Time.’ The launching of the Village Museum’s new site will take place today and on Saturday. Well-known artist Marius Mihalache will give a concert along with his son at 6 PM on Saturday, while Harry Tavitian will give a jazz concert on Sunday at 5 PM. The Masca Theater will prepare the ‘Fior d’amor in Bucuresci’ show. There will also be folk shows, history-military reenactments and folk artisans’ fair.
Excellence diplomas and medals were awarded yesterday morning for approximately 500 personalities from the world of culture, politics, diplomacy and administration. The personalities included Princess Margareta and Prince Radu, former Ministers of Culture, the Bucharest General Mayor, the President of the Romanian Academy, representatives of the US, Italian and Indian embassies, of the Romanian Patriarchy, of the National Bank of Romania, and artists Dan Puric, Felicia Filip, Sofia Vicoveanca and Grigore Lese. The Presidential Administration was also among those honored and issued a message on the occasion of this anniversary.