Imagine the sun at dusk, the bats spreading their wings, the play of lights and shadows over the gray and cold walls of an old castle, and two maestros of musical instruments, with a violin and a guitar coming to life. All these can be seen, felt and heard in the evening of May 21, starting at 08:00 pm, for free, at the famous worldwide Bran Castle on the occasion of the tourist landmark’s participation in the European Night of Museums.
The concert will be performed by two virtuoso singers, Nicolae Pojar and Corneliu Voicescu, the members of the Duo Cafe band. In the “Queen Maria” music hall, well-known music pieces will come to life, while the Bran Castle staff will guide the visitors on a unique and unforgettable tour, maybe in the eternal presence of the legendary and eternal Count Dracula.
The European Night of Museums is an event initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of France, already at its 12th edition. The event is traditionally held under the patronage of the Council of Europe, UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Some 3,000 museums in Europe celebrate the event annually. The National Museums of Romania Network is official partner of the international event.
The Bran Castle joined this initiative five years ago.
Access to the castle will be allowed until midnight.
Once in a year, dozens of museums open their gates after dark
27 museums and 22 cultural organizations will be open in Bucharest on may 21, during the Night of Museums, suggesting various events to the public, as the organizers stated on Wednesday.
Within the Night of Museum 2016, the National Art Museum of Romania suggest to the visitors, besides the National Gallery and the historical spaces in the central building of the Royal Palace, to see the following exhibitions: “Wisdom of the Earth. This is not a stone”, “150 years since the establishment of the constitutional monarchy in Romania” and “Mirrors of the Orient” – an exhibition which can be previewed at the ground floor of the National Gallery.
The events at the National Museum of Romanian History will mark 44 years since its inauguration.
From 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm, National Geology Museum suggests us a series of thematic exhibitions, the exhibition called “110 years since the establishment of the Geological Institute of Romania”, collection items, screenings, as well as the thematic conference called “Mysterious Disappearances of the Creatures”.
National Museum of Romanian Literature will open the “Tudor Arghezi” Memorial House, while “Grigore Antipa” National Museum of Natural History will be available for free visiting of the permanent exhibition from 6.00 pm to 1.00 am.
Railway Museum will be open from 8.00 pm to 3.00 am, so Bucharest citizens can visit the permanent exhibition, or watch a series of historical films about the railway in the micro cinema of the institution.
Comic Opera for Children (OCC) invites people of all ages to visit an original exhibition including more than 100 toilets of the most appreciated opera, ballet, operetta and musical productions of the OCC seasons. The event also includes, for the first time, a surprising visit in the secret places of the building.