Mon, May 11|
The History of Romania in One Object / The Thinker and the Sitting Woman
Two iconic figurines unveil life 7,000 years ago
Time & Location
May 11, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
About The Event
In the second installment of our journey through history, archaeologist and curator Katia Moldoveanu re-creates the material and spiritual life in what is today the Romanian South-Eastern province of Dobrudja by the Black Sea about 7.000 years ago, starting from two iconic figurines of perennial beauty: the Thinker and the Sitting Woman.
Katia Moldoveanu has been a curator and archaeologist at the National History Museum of Romania since 2003. She was the Deputy-General Curator for international exhibitions held at NHMR and abroad: Unearthed (Norwich, 2010), Treasures of China (NHMR, 2013), Treasures of Romania (China, 2016), Sharing a Common Future: Treasures from the National Museums along the Silk Way (Beijing, 2019), Origins of Europe. Prehistoric civilisations between the Carpathians and the Lower Danube (Liège, 2019-2020 – EUROPALIA Festival). Katia Moldoveanu is a member of the scientific teams which are involved with systematic and rescue archaeological research within national and international programs, from Neolithic to Middle Ages (2000-2020), and her main research is centered around the archaeological site of Vitănești (Eneolithic, Gumelniţa culture). Katia Moldoveanu authored more than 29 articles on prehistoric archaeology and architecture, precious metals, and cultural heritage. She gave more than 34 presentations at national and international conferences (Pazargic, Helsinki, Istanbul) and often lectures at the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning and History Faculty of Bucharest University.
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.