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.

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

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The European Art Gallery

The European Art Gallery

The Gallery hosts Romania’s premier collection of European art. In time, the Picture Gallery of King Carol I was complemented with works from various the Ioan and Dr. Nicolae Kalinderu, Toma Stelian, Anastasie Simu, and Al. Saint-Georges collections alongside paintings from the Bucharest Municipal Picture Gallery. After 1950 the collection continued to grow through donations and acquisitions.

King Ferdinand and Queen Marie  – Father-Figures of Greater Romania

King Ferdinand and Queen Marie – Father-Figures of Greater Romania

Curator: Alina Petrescu
National Gallery – Ground floor
Visiting hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00 -18.00
Last admission: 17.30
Free entrance.

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.