The National Bank of Romania (NBR) is organising on Wednesday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Open Doors Day. Marking 139 years of existence, the NBR will open to visitors its Old Palace in Bucharest, as well as its regional branches and agencies.
Those interested will be given access to the Old Palace of the National Bank, located in Bucharest’s Old Town, Lipscani Street no.25. Visitors will be able to explore the Board Room, the Governor’s old cabinet, the Marble Hall, the collection of coins, and the ‘History of the Leu,’ ‘The National Bank of Romania and the Great Union,’ ‘History of the Romanian Banknote,’ and ‘Treasury’ exhibitions.
Set up within the NBR Museum, the ‘Treasury’ permanent exhibition features a modern and original concept that starts from the image of Earth as a depository of gold deposits. Visitors will find out novel information about gold and will be able to admire authentic gold bars and gold coins from the Treasury of the National Bank. The exhibition also includes examples of types of gold deposits – a gold seam and crystal clusters that contain native gold elements on quartz matrix.
To an equal extent, visitors will have access to information regarding the history, architecture and identity of the National Bank of Romania and will receive a set of materials featuring images and brief information on NBR founder Eugeniu Carada, on the Old Palace of the NBR and the history of the national currency.
On April 17, the public will be able to visit the historical headquarters of the NBR, as well as its regional branches in Cluj, Constanta, Dolj, Timis, as well as the NBR agencies in Arges, Bacau, Bihor, Galati, Gorj, Maramures, Mures, Sibiu and Suceava.