After being presented in Brussels, Marche-en-Famenne and Aalst, the itinerant exhibition “Romanians and the Grand War” makes a new stop in Belgium, this time in the building off the Provincial Palace in Bruges (Belgium), during July 8 – 22, 2015. The opening took place on Wednesday, July 1, in the presence of His Excellence, Mr. Stefan Tinca, the Romanian Ambassador in the Kingdom of Belgium, of Mr. Carl Decaluwe – the Governor of Western Flanders, of Mr. Robert Adam, the Manager of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels and of Mr. Doctor Cornel Constantin Ilie – Deputy Manager of Romania’s National History Museum.
The Flemish audience may thus discover the involvement of the Romanian Kingdom in the Grand Flemish War starting with the social and political context, the assumption of neutrality, the campaigns of 1916 and 1917, the occupation of the Central Powers or the situation of provinces outside Romania during the conflict until the role of the Red Cross and of the aviation. Photo-documentary panels include numerous iconographic evidence and interesting documents from the archives of attending institutions and from private collections. Among these, there are also materials about the situation of Belgium during the conflagration.
The exhibition is part of the series of events destined to the commemoration of the centennary of WWI in the BeNeLux area, during 2014 – 2018.
There were exhibitions dedicated to the celebration of the WWI presented during 2014 in Milan and Rome (Italy), Kishinev (the Republic of Moldova) and during 2015 in Brussels and Aalst (Belgium).