Thu, Mar 26|
Romanian Cultural Institute
The History of Romania in One Object
A Remarkable Object of Equally Remarkable Times
Time & Location
Mar 26, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Romanian Cultural Institute, 200 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
About The Event
The History of Romania in One Object: Crown, Dynasty, and Modernization is the first exhibition in a series that will highlight decisive epochs in Romanian past starting from an artefact or vestige with powerful symbolic, representative value. We begin our saga with the deliberately austere Steel Crown of the Romanian kings, which is a token of unprecedented political, economic, social, and cultural development that transformed a small Danubian principality into the powerhouse of South-East Europe. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the National History Museum of Romania. Opening remarks by historian Cornel Ilie.
Historian Cornel Ilie is currently Deputy Director of The National History Museum of Romania in Bucharest. Dr. Cornel Ilie published several books among which Între Bellu și Montparnasse. Români celebri în fața morții / Between Bellu and Montparnasse. Famous Romanians in Face of Death; Cealaltă față a comuniștilor / The Other Face of the Communists; Regimul comunist și muzeele de istorie din România / The Communist Regime and the History Museums in Romania. Throughout his career he curated many successful exhibitions such as The Romanians and the Great War, 1989. Thirty Years After… and Imagining the Balkans. Dr. Ilie coordinated the publication of over 30 exhibition catalogues.