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 Medieval Art Gallery

Romanian Medieval Art Gallery

Over 900 icons, mural paintings, embroideries, manuscripts, silverware, woodcarvings, many of them unique, amply survey Romanian art from the 14th – to the early 19th century. Items on display showcase developments in Moldavia, Wallachia and Transylvania, reflecting the intricate manner in which a traditional Byzantine layer blended in Oriental as well as Western influences to generate original local art forms.

Celebrating Collectors and Collecting. The 40th Anniversary of the Art Collections Museum

Celebrating Collectors and Collecting. The 40th Anniversary of the Art Collections Museum

The Art Collections Museum

The Art Collections Museum

Inaugurated in 1978 as a Department of the National Museum of Art of Romania, the Art Collections Museum showcases artistic interests that prevailed in Romanian society from the early 20th century onward. Over 30 collections on permanent display incorporate a variety of art pieces and collectibles, ranging from Romanian and European fine and decorative arts to Oriental art. Donated over nearly a century by both collectors and artists, they bear witness to their owners’ taste and economic power, their leaning toward famous names or contemporary art, as well as to the artists’ particular interests, surroundings, and daily studio practice. Works by well-known Romanian painters such as Theodor Aman, Nicolae Grigorescu, Ioan Andreescu, Nicolae Tonitza, Gheorghe Petraşcu, Theodor Pallady, Lucian Grigorescu, Iosif Iser, Camil Ressu, Francisc Şirato, Alexandru Ciucurencu, Dimitrie Ghiaţă are exhibited alongside European and Japanese prints and drawings, French furniture, Oriental carpets, and folk icons from Transylvania. This unique museum is hosted by the former Romanit palace. The building, an example of modern Bucharest architecture, was recently restored and refurbished. Wherever possible, displays suggest the original layout and atmosphere of individual collections.