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August 15, 2022

Old writing instruments on display at Cotroceni National Museum

Writing instruments from the 18th to 20th century, including several pieces which belonged to emblematic figures of national history, will be included in an exhibition organized at the Co­tro­ceni National Museum, to open tomorrow evening, starting 6pm, in the Cerchez Salon, a release informs. The exhibition will be open to the public until August 31, 2011, and comes with a catalogue, which can be purchased from the mu­se­um shop. Pieces on display will comprise inkwells which used to be carried at the waist and seal rings from the 18th century, Prince Al. I. Cuza’s drawing kit, King Carol I’s gold pen, writing cases which belon­ged to King Carol I, Queen Elisabeta and Prince Nicolae, the pen used by Ion C. Bratianu at the Congress of Berlin, in 1878, Marshal Alexandru Averescu’s golden pencil, Nico­lae Iorga’s writing desk and Pe­tru Groza’s desk set. The exhibition will also include documents associated to the Jewish and Armenian intellectual communities active on the territory that is now Romania. Thus, a portion of the exhibition will be allotted to the Armenian manuscripts collection which is inclu­ded in the Bucharest “Hosvep and Victoria Dudian” Culture Home Library fund, as centres for the production and copying of Armenian manuscripts are known to have exercised an in­fluence on the art of the miniature in the Romanian Princi­palities.

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