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September 25, 2021

‘Romanian Academy Thesaurus’ and ‘Romanian Orthodox Monachism’ launched

The works ‘Romanian Academy Thesaurus – Art Collections’ and ‘Romanian Orthodox Monachism. History, Contributions and the Making of the Repertoire’ were launched, on Friday, at the Romanian Academy, on the occasion of the Day of the Romanian Academy Day, which is also the Open Doors Day, Agerpres informs.
‘The Romanian Academy Thesaurus – Art Collections’, coordinated by the President of the Romanian Academy, Academician Ionel Haiduc, and Academician Paun Ion Otiman, Secretary General of the Romanian Academy, is ‘an exceptional volume’ in the opinion of Academician Razvan Theodorescu, the head of the Art, Architecture and Audiovisual Department of the Academy. The volume comprises art collections resulted from donations, including more than 5,700 works, 400 of which were also included in the Thesaurus organised by the George Oprescu Art History Institute of the Academy. The volume includes also Victor Eftimiu collections and a presentation of George Calinescu’s, Academician Aurel Avramescu’s, Dumitru Minovici’s and sculptress Mara Basca’s houses. On he other hand, the first volume of the series ‘Romanian Orthodox Monachism, History, Contribution and the Making of the Repertoire’, realized by the Romanian Patriarchy in cooperation with the Romanian Academy, is part of a trilogy. The encyclopedic work comprises 1,040 pages and weights 5 kilograms. The volume, including many illustrations, is divided into five chapters and reunites 36 research studies about the Romanian monachism in Egypt, the Holy Land, Sinai, Syria, Mount Athos, a study into the Western monachism, the one in Scythia Minor, the Byzantine monachism and the one in the Romanian provinces in the second half of the 18th century until 1918, the last chapter presenting the monachism in the interwar period.

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