Liber Pater with Pan and Panther / The History of Romania in One Object
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About The Event
The third season of "The History of Romania in One Object", created in partnership with The National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia and the Alba County Council, will illuminate the context and meaning of some fascinating historical treasures conserved in the heart of Romania, at Alba Iulia, the city of the Romanian Unification of 1918. The renewed series debuts with the exquisite Classical Age statuary group Liber Pater with Pan and Panther, a captivating piece discovered in the sanctuary of the god of wine at Apulum (the Roman name of Alba Iulia).
Text and video presentation Anca Timofan. Film concept by Anca Timofan and Călin Șuteu.
Dr. Anca Timofan is an archaeologist specialized in Greco-Roman history and archaeology, currently working at the National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia. She graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of History and Philosophy, has a Master's degree in Classical Antiquity and a Ph.D. in Greco-Roman construction techniques at the University of Bucharest. Her scientific activity includes the participation in numerous systematic and preventive archaeological researches, publication of studies and articles. She took part in several archaeological projects such as „Apulum Project” in Alba Iulia (the sanctuary of Liber Pater excavation) and gained knowledge in documenting archaeological data in the M.o.L.A.S. system (Museum of London Archaeological Service). She also participated in numerous systematic researches as Apulum I (canabae / Municipium Septimium Apulense) - St. Francis de Paola Ravelin (Alba Iulia) and many other preventive excavations in Roman Apulum. Anca Timofan organized temporary thematic exhibitions, helped with the improvement of the Museum's permanent exhibition, organized events and open lessons with students, and promoted the heritage through various interventions in the local press, radio, and on social networks. She was actively involved not only in the research of the archaeological heritage but also in its protection, implementing projects designed to highlight the importance of the heritage and to inform the general public about the purposes, methods and results of archaeology. In 2008, she initiated and coordinated the Discover Urban Archaeology! Apulum 2007 project and an important 3D digitization program - Pantheon 3D (2018-2019), both co-financed by the Administration of the Romanian National Cultural Fund (AFCN).
Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with some of the most important history museums in the country, evokes decisive epochs in Romania's past starting from artifacts or vestiges with powerful symbolic, representative value.