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March 22, 2023

Radu Boroianu, new ICR Director: “I left politics”

Radu Boroianu, the new Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR), announced on Tuesday that he will present ICR’s three-year strategy in early August.

“Alongside my colleagues, every day trying to be better than before, I take the commitment to present to you in early August the ICR strategy for 2016-2018. In support of this multiannual strategy I will propose and we will create a consultative council made up of distinct personalities from our cultural life. We expect those that feel capable of offering important ideas to join us,” Boroianu stated at his first press conference organized at the ICR headquarters.

The ICR Director pointed out that in his view the council should not be “plethoric”, and will be made up of seven members. The President of this council will be Academy member Nicolae Breban.

“Romania has what to present to the world. The important thing is not to get lost in small and insignificant projects. (…) The mission of the Romanian Cultural Institute is the promotion of the National Cultural Patrimony, of the important historical values or of those from contemporary vanguard, beyond the country’s borders and in support of the spiritual perenniality of our brothers who were forced by the times to live outside Romania,” the ICR Director stated, pointing out that he left politics and is focusing on culture.

“I left politics. I have a single goal: promoting Romanian culture,” the new ICR Director stated. He added that the ICR’s political “patronage” does not seem important to him, pleading for budget support from state institutions. Boroianu also announced that ICR will come up with a guide of Romanian personalities recognized abroad.


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