News, events

[17 May 2010] First inauguration of an ethnographic monument rebuilt within the project

ASTRA Museum opened the series of inaugurations rebuilt with non-reimbursable funds in the context of the International Day of Museums, Sunday 16th May in the Open air museum, with the ethnographic house – Miner house from Alun, Hunedoara County. This household is rebuilt within the project Conservation and restoration of Ethnographic Heritage in the Open air museum – Dumbrava Sibiului, through a grant offered by Island, Liechtenstein and Norway through the financial mechanism of the Economical European Area.

The members of Alun village community together with the priest of the village attended the 16th May event. The local authorities, media and cultural institutions representatives were also present. The reconstructions of three more ethnographic houses are to be finished and we estimate to inaugurate them this autumn. The execution workings on these ethnographic houses have started this spring and the visitors of the Open air museum and of this website have had the opportunity to watch them in progress.

Through the reconstruction of these ethnographic houses in the Open air museum we approach today the completion of a very ambitious thematic project which is set at the origin of the open air exhibition organization of what makes up today the heritage of the Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization in Romania focusing on the conservation and strengthening of Romanian traditional identity.



[July 7, 2010] A new study visit to the open air museums in Norway

[May 25 2010] Second study visit in Norway done by ASTRA Museum specialists

[May 17 2010] First inauguration of an ethnographic monument rebuilt within the project

[April 19, 2010] Project monitoring visit

[March 31, 2010] Astra Museum elaborated a report of the first implementation year of the project with EEA financing.

[March 15, 2010] Public acquisition procedures for the specialized equipments for Astra Centre for Heritage

[February 26, 2010] A CNM ASTRA delegation undertook a study visit to several museums in Norway during 15th – 21st of February.

[February 1st, 2010] The reconstruction of the four ethnographic monuments which has started during the first year of the project implementation is being brought to an end.

[September 10, 2009] ASTRA National Museum Complex and Sibiu City Council have the pleasure to invite you on Friday, September 11, at 13:00 o`clock, Habitus Cultural Centre (4, Piata Mica) to the official presentation of the project of ASTRA Centre for Heritage

[September 1, 2009] ASTRA Centre for Heritage construction has begun

[July 9, 2009] Public tender for building of ASTRA Centre for Heritage