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March 23, 2023

Romanian Peasant’s Museum, 100 years since the cornerstone was laid

The Romanian Peasant’s Museum (MTR) marked yesterday 100 years since the laying of its cornerstone, by unveiling a memorial plaque in an event attended by Prince Radu of Romania.According to the museum’s internet site, on July 13, 1906 the minister of Cults of those years, Mihail Vladescu appoints by Royal Decree signed by King Carol I, Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcas as manager of the Museum of Ethnography, Decorative Art and Industrial Art that operated in the spot previously occupied by the State Mint until 1912, when the cornerstone is laid of what would become the ‘neo-Romanian’ building of the ‘La Sosea Museum’ – as it was known to Bucharesters those years.The construction of the building would be completed after 29 years, in 1941, in the shape of the architectural monument we know today.

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