The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution operating under the authority of the Cluj County Council, invites you on Wednesday, December 22, starting at 14:00, to the opening of the exhibition “Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection“.
The event will take place at the institution’s headquarters, in the Reduta Hall (21 Memorandum Street).
The exhibition intends to facilitate visitors’ access to the glass icons on the Sebeș Valley area, painted in Laz, Lancrăm, Maierii Albei Iulia, in the collection of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, pieces of rare aesthetic and documentary value, due to the work of some peasant artists. These true treasures of folk art will be exploited both through direct exposure and through the use of innovative virtual reality techniques for the complete exploration of painting, materials and execution techniques. During the project, 66 heritage objects were restored and preserved, which the general public will be able to admire in original, displayed on the museum’s panels in specially arranged rooms. At the same time, visitors will be able to enjoy the virtual interaction with the pieces of the exhibition, through the contribution of digital technology.
The event is organized by the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, in partnership with the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and NUDA AS in Bergen (Norway), within the project ”Innovative Techniques in Cultural Heritage Valorisation. The Icons on Sebeș Valley in the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography collection”, financed by the EEA Grants 2014-2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program, the call“ Supporting innovative exhibitions with restored movable cultural goods ”.
The exhibition can be visited between December 22, 2021 – March 31, 2022, from Wednesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm, last entry at 5 pm, in compliance with the special rules imposed by the state of alert caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; period, schedule and the visitation rules may be modified according to the incident normative acts.