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Exhibition “Romania in the First World War” to open on Thursday at Toledo Army Museum

The exhibition “Romania in the First World War”, illustrating step by step with the help of photographs, documents and objects exhibited, the history of this conflagration and the unification of the Romanian nation, will open on Thursday at the Army Museum in Toledo.

According to a press release of the Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Madrid, the inauguration will enjoy the presence of the Romanian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Gabriela Dancau, and also of the director of the Toledo Army Museum, General Antonio Rajo Moreno.

Organized by ICR Madrid, in collaboration with the Army Museum of Toledo, the National History Museum of Romania and under the patronage of the Romanian Embassy in the Kingdom of Spain, the exhibition opens the series of projects dedicated to the Centenary of the First World War and the Centenary of the Great Union of Romania.

The collection of objects belonging to the Herranz-Teodorescu family completes the historical discourse from the First World War, as presented on the panels and photographs, while attempting to carry the visitor in that time.

The Herranz-Teodorescu collection, including more than 500 pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, belongs to a mixed Romanian-Spanish family, passionate about Romania’s history. The family collected the various pieces in time – their decorations and their patents, straps, medals, documents etc. – forming an unique private collection.

The exhibition’s curator is dr. Cristina Paiusan-Nuica and Tudor-Alexandru Martin, scientific scholars working with the National History Museum of Romania, and the graphics of the panels belongs to Cristiana Tataru. The exhibition is free and will stay open to the public until 20 February.

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