The National Museum of Art of Romania

 

The National Museum of Art of Romania is the country’s prime holder of Romanian, European and Oriental art. Located in the former Royal Palace in Bucharest, it includes the National Gallery (Romanian medieval and modern art) and the European Art Gallery. Apart from numerous temporary exhibitions, visitors can also join guided tours of the former Throne Hall and other spaces of historical relevance.

The Art Collections Museum, the K.H. Zambaccian Museum and the Theodor Pallady Museum are equally part of the National Museum of Art of Romania.  

ARTmobile is a project born of the Museum’s commitment to make art and particularly its collections more accessible to wider audiences, including the visually and hearing impaired.

The museum’s website was completely restructured to incorporate new features. Forty works in the permanent galleries have now both written and aural descriptions (in Romanian). These are complemented by fifteen theatrical presentations and seventeen short films which interpret works of art in Romanian Sign Language. Paintings by Nicolae Tonitza, Corneliu Baba and Paul Signac are also presented through tactile diagrams, whose exploration is guided by written and aural descriptions.

In 2017 tactile diagrams for eleven more works will be added, making this the most comprehensive attempt to offer various audiences the possibility to enjoy art in an entertaining and engaging way.

The free app ARTmobile - A handy museum is now available in Romanian on Google Play and iTunes !

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Romanian Modern Art Gallery

Romanian Modern Art Gallery

The Romanian Modern Art Gallery tells the story of Romanian art from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Representative works by Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Theodor Pallady among others, illustrate connections with contemporary French painting while those of M.H. Maxy, Marcel Ianco, Victor Brauner trace the contribution of Romanian art to the European avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. Early sculptures by Brancusi reveal the master’s will to break away from academic tradition and find a way of his own. 

Conservation Lab: Old Master Paintings Restored

Conservation Lab: Old Master Paintings Restored

Conservation Lab: Old Master Paintings Restored focuses on the on the work of the museum’s dedicated team of expert restorers during the past three decades and showcases the wide range of conservation issues they addressed.

K.H. Zambaccian Museum

K.H. Zambaccian Museum

Art collector and critic Krikor H. Zambaccian (1889-1962) put together one of the richest and most valuable private collections in Romania. In the 1940s Zambaccian had the house purpose built so as to enable him to display the paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings and furniture he had acquired over more than half a century. Both the collection and the house were donated by him to the Romanian State in 1947.
In celebration of his deed, Zambaccian was made a member of the Romanian Academy.
The collector’s portfolio of Romanian artists offers a brief but dense overview of modern Romanian art, covering representative paintings by founding figures like Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, classical modernists like Ștefan Luchian, Nicolae Tonitza, Theodor Pallady and Gheorghe Petrașcu, and post-war figurative painters like Corneliu Baba, Alexandru Phoebus and Horia Damian. Sculptures by Brâncuși, Milița Petrașcu, Oscar Han and Cornel Medrea reflect Zambaccian’s preference for a more traditional vein of modernism. To create a context for Romanian art and enhance his prestige, Zambaccian also acquired works by Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Bonnard, Utrillo, and Marquet, which lend his collection a profile unmatched in Romania.