The History of Romania in One Object / The Dacian Gold Bracelets
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About The Event
The next landmark of our journey through Romanian history is one of the most spectacular vestiges of the Ancient world, the Dacian Gold Bracelets, the epitome of a warlike, fiercely independent and complex civilization, presented by the reputed numismatist, archaeologist and historian Ernest Oberländer-Târnoveanu, the general director of the National History Museum of Romania.
Numismatist, archaeologist and historian Ernest Oberländer-Târnoveanu is the General Director of the National History Museum of Romania and President of the National Museums and Collections Commission in Romania. His vast research and academic interests include: Byzantine and South-Eastern European Numismatics (including the Romanian Medieval one) – 4th-15th Century; Prehistoric, Ancient and Medieval Metallurgy of Gold, Silver and Copper Alloys; archaeology of the territories located at the Lower Danube and in the South – Eastern and Central Europe in the 4th -15th Century and relationships between South-Eastern-Europe, the Middle East and the Western Countries during the 13th– 15th Century. Ernest Oberländer-Târnoveanu is also a specialist in the management of the movable cultural heritage and in museology and the fight against illicit traffic of cultural goods. He is the author, co-author or editor of 23 volumes and exhibition catalogues, 210 papers, 329 book reviews and regional reports, 237 entries for exhibition catalogues, published in Romania, France, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Great Britain, Poland, Belgium, and Spain. He has received many honors among which Knight of the Order “Cultural Merit”, Romania (2004); Medal of vermeil of the French Numismatics Society (2012); Commander of the Order Santa Isabela la Catholica, Spain (2012); Knight of the National Order “Faithful Service”, Romania (2019); Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (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.
Photo © Marius Amarie