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THE BRUKENTHAL NATIONAL MUSEUM of SIBIU / HERMANNSTADT, ROMANIA (2006 – 2010)

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1 THE BRUKENTHAL NATIONAL MUSEUM of SIBIU / HERMANNSTADT, ROMANIA (2006 – 2010)

2 The Brukenthal National Museum was opened to the public in 1817, being the first museum on the todays Romanian territories. the second museum founded in the Central Europe. Initially presenting von Brukenthals collection of European Painting in one single building, today the Museum shelters a large diversity of valuable collections in 9 buildings of which 5 are palaces raised in different epochs: the earliest (13 th century) is part of the architectural complex of Museum of History. the latest dates from 1901 and hosts the Contemporary Art Gallery. The Museum was named after its founder – Baron Samuel von Brukenthal (Governor of Transylvania between 1777 and 1787), who built an impressive Baroque palace in Sibiu, in which the Museum established its beginnings.

3 STRUCTURE THE ART GALLERIES The European Art Galleries (The Brukenthal Palace) The Romanian Art Gallery (The Blue House) The Contemporary Art Gallery THE BRUKENTHAL LIBRARY (The Brukenthal Palace) THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY (The Altemberger House) THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY The Museum of Natural History (central quarters) The Museum of Pharmacy The August von Spiess Museum of Hunting The Fresco Hall in Piaţa Mică/Lesser Square, Nr. 22 Three main sections, one management and administration, individual locations and cultural programmes, double ownership of Romanian State and Evangelical Church C. A.

4 The palace presents 2 storeys, a front and a back inner courtyards. THE BRUKENTHAL PALACE The Front Inner Courtyard ARRANGED 2007 – 2008 RESTAURED : December August April 2008

5 THE BRUKENTHAL PALACE The Back Inner Courtyard: ARRANGED 2007 – 2009 RESTAURED 2006 June April August : July

6 THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY old exhibition The permanent exhibition was fully re-organized ( and extended in 2008). The concept is the one of local history, since prehistory to modern time The building was the subject of an ample restoration process, regarding the humidity eradication, plastering, monument special painting and woodwork restoration : July April

7 THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY the old exhibition The Museum was founded by the Transylvanian Society of Natural Sciences, being opened in May, Raised for the porpoise of sheltering a museum, the construction was built in Italian High Renaissance architectural style. The new permanent exhibition opened in

8 MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROOM April sits and segmentation devices for simultaneous activities -professional beamers -automatic screens -sounding devices -amovable wall

9 EDUCATION: PEDAGOGY EDUCATION ROOMS Brukenthal Palace OPENED 2008 Museum of History OPENED 2008 Museum of Natural History OPENED 2007

10 EDUCATION: PEDAGOGY PROGRAMMES: educational years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 ACTIVITIES: Exhibitions Contests Workshops

11 EDUCATION: PEDAGOGY All groups of age

12 EDUCATION: ADULT CONTINUOUS FORMATION Cultural events Free visitation days Inter-disciplinarian exhibitions School teachers training

13 PUBLISHING: CATALOGUES 11 Catalogues to the Collections 3 Catalogues to the Permanent Exhibitions of which 1 RO/DE, 1 RO/DE 10 Catalogues to the Temporary Exhibitions of which 2 RO/EN, 1 RO/DE, 1 RO, EN, DE, IT, HU version

14 PUBLISHING: POPULARISATION 8 Guide Books to the Museum some in 2 nd editions to the Museum, EN/DE 7 DVD-s Museum presentation EN/DE/FR subtitling 4 Leaflets Museum presentation RO and EN version thematic EN/RO to the Flemish Collection EN, DE, RO version 4 Leaflets Exhibition presentation RO and EN version 3 Albums

15 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY international symposiums hosted by the Museum: The Carpathian Basin and its Role in the Neolithisation of Balkan Peninsula (2007) Aquatic Biodiversity International Conference (2007) Funerary practices in Europe, before and after the Roman Conquest (2007) The Danube Script: Neo-Eneolithic Writing in Southeastern Europe (2008) Antique Jewelries: The Dacian Gold Bracelets Found in Orăştie Mountains (2008) Participations to over 30 symposiums abroad

16 Museums Scientific Journal: Brukenthal. Acta Musei History Art Natural History SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY The Brukenthal National Museum was certified as one of the credited institutions of research and development in accordance with HG Nr. 551/2007 (annexed to the ANCS decision nr. 9789/10.XI, 2008). International Programmes and Projects National symposiums and congresses

17 BIBLIOTHECA BRVKENTHAL book series (2006 – 2009) 2006: I - VI 2007: VII - XVIII 2008: XIX - XXXI 2009: XXXII - XL

18 180 TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS, 2007 – 2010 The Brukenthal Palace – 37 The Contemporary Art Gallery – 68 The Museum of History – 32 The Museum of Natural History – 17 Museum Education – 16 The Multifunctional Room – 10

19 17 EXHIBITIONS ABROAD, 2007 – 2010

20 PRIZES and AWARDS 2 Management Prizes awarded by Romanian Ministry of Culture and Cults to Professor Sabin Adrian Luca 2007 and National Prize for Best Patrimony Exhibition awarded by Margareta Sterian Foundation to Dr. Elena Popescu Prize for Best Exhibition of the Year awarded by ICOM National Romanian Committee to Dr. Maria Ordeanu 2008

21 PRIZES and AWARDS The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Europa Nostra 2010, Category 4: Education, Training and Awareness-raising.

22 PUBLIC RELATIONS Banners Posters Bus TV Clip Press Conferences Official site Locations Map Mass Media

23 INFORMATION May 2009 – Launching the new official website of the Museum.

24 MARKETING: BRANDING Brukenthal Mark 2008 LOGO UNIFORMS Personalized products

25 MARKETING: SHOPS AND VENDING AREAS BRUKENTHAL PALACE: Shop ARRANGED 2007, 2008 MUSEUM OF HISTORY: Shop OPENED 2008 MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: Shop OPENED 2008 The Museum of Pharmacy: Vending Area The Museum of Hunting: Vending Area

26 BEING VISITOR FRIENDLY Bilingual pricing list, discount and free admission policy of Museum Information points and Touch screens Bilingual exhibits labeling Easy-to-follow circuit signing Summer terrace Cloakrooms

27 VISITATION

28 THE BRUKENTHAL NATIONAL MUSEUM!

29 A MUSEUM FOR ALL AFINITIES PALACES ART HISTORY NATURAL PHARMACY HUNTING HISTORY

30 … ALL SEASONS

31 … ALL AGES … AND RELIGIOUS BACKGROUNDS

32 … 130 EMPLOYEES … 5500 m² EXHIBITIONS … 194 YEARS HISTORY

33 A NEVER ENDING STORY …

34 Thank you for watching our slide show! Photo: Alexandru Olănescu and Ioan Haralambie Popescu done by Dana Roxana Hrib PR, Education and Marketing Department of Brukenthal National Museum Sibiu, January 2011


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