Mon, May 25|
The History of Romania in One Object / The Banner of Stephen the Great
A legendary Prince and his majestic standard
Time & Location
May 25, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
Leaving behind the complex Dacian civilization we now turn our focus to medieval Moldavia, one of the historical provinces that make up contemporary Romania, during the flourishing time of Stephen the Great (1457-1504), a great Christian commander and a cunning diplomat who confronted the Turkish Sultans and the Polish Kings under this very BANNER that is the next highlight of our History of Romania in One Object. Learn more about this legendary Prince and his majestic standard from the video presentation made by art historian and numismatist Cristiana Tătaru, curator of the National History Museum of Romania.
Dr. CRISTINA TĂTARU is curently a curator in the Coin Room and Historical Treasure Departement of the National History Museum of Romania. She is an art historian and numismatist, specialised in Medieval history, with an interest in coin circulation in the Romanian Provinces between the 14th-16th centuries. Dr. Tătaru has co-organized several international exhibitions, including "The Romanian Embroideries of Post-Byzantine Tradition. The Banner of Stephen the Great", opened at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 2019.
Our online series THE HISTORY OF ROMANIA IN ONE OBJECT, developed in partnership with the The National History Museum of Romania, evokes decisive epochs in Romanian past starting from an artifact or vestige with powerful symbolic, representative value. In the following weeks the history of Romania will be revealed object by object, from prehistoric figurines and ancient jewelry to Medieval battle flags, modern symbols of power and makeshift machines for printing anti-communist manifestos.