Romania’s first museum of photographic art will be inaugurated in Cluj-Napoca, at the “Hangar” Gallery, Saturday, part of the 3rd “Photo Romania” Festival, May 17-26, the festival’s director, Mihai Cotos, told a press conference Monday. “Here, there will be displayed old photo cameras, some of them dating back to the interwar period, and accessories, along with very new models, starting this year, so that visitors could see how cameras evolved. Also, a photography exhibition will be on view, from its beginnings, the daguerreotype and until now. Also, a library of photography-dedicated albums, as well as famous photographs, of Marlon Brando or J. F. Kennedy, shot by an American photographer.
The museum will be open during the festival, and later on, we’d hopefully find a place for it with help from local authorities. The museum will become a venue for photography exhibitions and workshops,” Mediafax quoted Sebastian Vaida, artistic director of the “Photo Romania” Festival, as saying. No less than 20 photo exhibitions will be on display during the festival.