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Antipa Museum reopens Saturday, with a new design

After upgrades and renovations that lasted more than two years and a half, one of the most popular museums of Bucharest, the ‘Grigore Antipa’ National Museum of Natural History reopens Saturday. The museum will be radically changed now, with some 2,000 exhibits, including 37 new items received this year. The most spectacular are a white bear, a seal, a Canadian sheep, an arctic fox, and the head of a 75 year old elephant. The list of novelties also includes a 17 meter long diorama, an artificial cave with a length of 20 meters and the largest digital projection of a savannah rain.

The museum will have five halls for documentary movies, 66 infotouch screens, 3D projections, plasma screens and interactive systems for presenting the exhibits. The total cost of renovation and upgrade works amounted to some EUR 14 M, obtained from the Ministry of Culture and as European grants.

Full-price tickets will cost RON 20, pensioners will pay RON 10 and pupils RON 5.

Austrian Film Days
The Austrian Cultural Forum, in partnership with the Romanian Cineastes’ Guild is organizing the Austrian Film Days June 19-22. There will be shown motion pictures highly acclaimed by both public and critics, some of which have been awarded Oscars or been nominated for Oscars. Most of the films are shown for the first time in Romania. The films will be screened at  Cinema Studio,  6 and 8 pm. A ticket costs RON 10. four-film passes are available for RON 28. They go on sale at the theatre’s ticket booth from Sept 14.
The Counterfieters (2007) by Stefan Ruzowitzky tells the ravishing story of Nazi camp detainees trained for the “Bernhard Operation” the biggest ever money counterfeiting operation. The film, which won an Oscar for best foreign film in 2007, is shown for the first time in Romania.
Suzie Washington (1998), directed by Florian Flicker brings to the screen the story of a woman from the former USSR, which travels on a forged visa to the US. While in Vienna, she is arrested but manages to escape. This is also a premiere firm in Romania.
The destinies are portrayed in Nordrand (1999), director Barbara Albert, of five youths who try their luck in the northern part of Vienna. Revanche (2008) by Gotz Spielmann, an Oscar 2009 best foreign film nominee, focuses on Alex, a caretaker in a brothel. He dreams of beginning a new life with Tamara, a prostitute. In order to pay his debts, Alex robs a bank. While they are on the run, Tamara is killed. Alex is set to have his revenge.
More info: Austrian Cultural Forum
Atr. Dumbrava Rosie 7
Tel: 021 201 5621
E-mail: office@austriacult-bucuresti.roAntipa Museum reopens Saturday,
with a new design

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