The last part of “Dadiani” Building of the National Museum of Arts, which is a historical monument, was inaugurated on the occasion of the European Heritage Days. The works to renovate the building that is 1,400 square meters in area cost 36 million lei. The money was allocated from the state budget and the works lasted for three years. “Dadiani” has been outfitted with up-to-the-minute technologies for securing, conserving and displaying cultural heritage, in accordance with the modern museum norms, IPN reports.
Attending the event, Minister of Culture Sergiu Prodan said the inauguration of the building as part of the European Heritage Days makes the inherited heritage look more important. He thanked those who contributed to implementing this project during 13 years and called on the public to visit the collections exhibited at the museum. “I congratulate Mister Director Tudor Zbârnea, architect Alexandru Bulat, the whole team of builders and engineers and all those who contributed to the renovation of this moment,” stated the minister.
Lăcrimioara Stratulat, director of the Moldova National Museum Complex in Iasi, said the rehabilitation of this block is a big accomplishment that enables the institution to present another face of the national museums.
In a news conference, the director of the National Museum of Arts of Moldova Tudor Zbârnea said the last part of the edifice was restored during three years, with state budget funds. He thanked the backers, in this case the Government, which ensured coherent financing, not as the previous years. During 13 years, the works were executed with local sporadic financing and only the grant provided by the Government of Romania made the decision makers realize that things can be done when there are funds.
The recently renovated section consists of a basement, first floor, store and attic. The basement, first floor and store will house permanent exhibitions, while the attic will host temporary contemporary art exhibitions. Permanent contemporary sculpture and decorative art collections will be exhibited in the basement. The store will house the Universal Art Gallery that consists of 102 exhibits by artists from Italy, France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, England, Russia, Spain, which date from the 16th century up to the start of the 20th century.
A part of the 192 works presented at the International Biennial of Painting Chisinau - 2021 will be exhibited on the first floor and in the attic. The exhibition will be open until October 17, 2021.