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Dimitrie Cantemir's vase in the collections of the Village Museum

The National Museum of Dimitrie Gusti Village invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Friday, May 12, from 12:00 p.m.Dimitrie Cantemir's vase in the collections of the Village Museum.

This year marks the 300th anniversary of Dimitrie Cantemir's death and the 350th anniversary of his birth. "An erudite of European fame, Moldavian voivode, Berlin academician, Muscovite prince, aLorenzo de' Mediciours", George Călinescu described him in the History of Literature Romanian is the one who succeeded through historical, philosophical, literary, musical works, etc., to contribute to the universal culture, they enter the universal scientific-cultural and spiritual heritage. The scholar Dimitrie Cantemir, the philosopher prince, is the one who created the first Romanian encyclopedia, Descpriptio Moldaviae, written in Latin, the first complete and detailed work on the geography, political and administrative organization, religion, speech, slovenliness, ethnography and folklore of Moldavia. He is also the one who, through his musical works, shows the importance of musical folklore and popular traditions for the authenticity of Romanian culture, as well as the spiritual strength of our nation.

The exhibition aims to punctuate some of the moments of Dimitrie Cantemir's life, from his native Vaslui to Iași where he finds his eternal rest. A series of original documents from the Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to the repatriation of the remains of Dimitrie Cantemir will also be presented. Also, within the "Dimitrie Cantemir Cultural Year", established by law by the Romanian Parliament,Romphilatelyjoins us in this endeavor and pays homage to the scholar, politician, erudite of European fame, Dimitrie Cantemir, with an anniversary postage stamp issue.

At the opening of the exhibition, which will take place in the Glass Hall of the National Museum of Dimitrie Gusti Village, historians, diplomats, researchers will be present, andtraditional music performer and radio show producer Lorena Oltean will present songs collected from Vaslui.


May 12, 2023- June 12 2023


9:00 - 19:00


National Museum of the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village, Kiseleff Road


National Museum of the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village

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