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The Romanian Peasant Museum’s building is placed in Victoriei Square in Bucharest, next to the Natural Science Museum “Grigore Antipa” and the Geology Museum. The construction of the building, including its design was assigned to architect N. Ghika-Budesti, leading member of the autochthonous school of architecture. According to the museographic view of the ethnographer and director Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcas, he was supposed to raise a “palace of autochthonous art” inspired by typical monastery interiors.

In 1941, after 29 years and many interruptions, the building, in its current shape is ready. Representative for the neo-Romanian style, inspired by traditional architecture, especially the brancovenesc style, the building is remarkable by its composition using mainly floral and zoomorphic decorations. The visible red bricklayer, the big windows under arches, the columns of the logia, the elegant silhouette of the main tower reminding of the bell towers in old monasteries make the building a true palace of art.

In the 60s a new wing of offices and auxiliary rooms is added in total discordance with the style conceived by Ghika-Budesti. A huge mosaic, characteristic for the quasi-proletkult period in Romanian Communism, individualizes the new wing.

REVISTA MARTOR, nr. 23 / 2018 // CURATING CHANGE IN THE MUSEUM








A apărut numărul 23/2018 al revistei MARTOR, „Curating Change in the Museum”, volum coordonat de Gruia Bădescu, Simina Bădică, Damiana Oțoiu. Tema numărului din acest an aduce împreună unsprezece texte științifice și studii de caz despre muzee care răspund provocărilor timpului, sunt inaugurate, în loc să fie închise, sunt îndrăznețe, în loc să fie precaute, în timp ce țin pasul cu normele de conservare și de păstrare a obiectelor și artefactelor pe care le au în grijă. Volumul se încheie cu două recenzii a două titluri de referință în lumea muzeelor. Totodată, volumul include un eseu vizual, cu o selecție de imagini din Arhiva de etnologie a Muzeului Național al Țăranului Român, imagini care intră în dialog cu articolele științifice.
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Cuprins:
CURATING CHANGE IN THE MUSEUM

Entrance hall. Curatorial statement.
Gruia BĂDESCU, Simina BĂDICĂ, Damiana OȚOIU
Curating Change in the Museum: Introduction to the Volume

First Hall. Transitional Museology: Museums React to Social and Political Change
Joel PALHEGYI
Revolutionary Curating, Curating the Revolution: Socialist Museology in Yugoslav Croatia

Charline KOPF
Dakar’s Museum of Black Civilisations: Towards a New Imaginary of a Post-ethnographic Museum

Njabulo CHIPANGURA
Working with Contested Ethnographic Collections to Change “Old Museum” Perspectives: Mutare Museum, Eastern Zimbabwe, 2015-2017

Study Corner. The Antidote Museum 25 Years On
Irina NICOLAU
The Museums of the World and I. My Museum Experience in an Eastern European Country

Florian FOUCHÉ, Marianne MESNIL
Le musée antidote mis en pratique: regards croisés d’un artiste et d’une ethnologue sur le Musée du Paysan Roumain

Second hall. The Antifragile Museum: Embracing Change
Cheryl KLIMASZEWSKI
Towards a Typology of an Emergent Museum Form

Selma HARRINGTON, Branka DIMITRIJEVIĆ, Ashraf SALAMA
Cracks and Light: Observing the Resilience of the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Flaminia BARTOLINI
From Iconoclasm to Museum: Mussolini’s Villa in Rome as a Dictatorial Heritage Site

Martijn van GILS
Material Remembrance in Contentious Spaces: Framing Multi-Scalar Memories and National Culpability in the Museo della Fondazione della Shoah

Third Hall. Museums Reviews and Interviews
Jasmina AL-QAISI
Objects + Things = Stuff. A Visitor’s Guide to Berlin’s Museum der Dinge

Irina HASNAȘ HUBBARD, Iulia IORDAN
Elephants, Cockoos, Horses, and Me. A Different Exhibition About Toys


Exit Through the Bookshop

Janet Marstine, Critical Practice: Artists, Museums, Ethics, New York: Routledge, 2017, 212 pp.
(recensé par Martin HULLEBROECK)

Fiona Candlin. Micromuseology. An Analysis of Small Independent Museums, London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016, 224 pp.
(reviewed by Anca-Maria PĂNOIU)

Visual Archaeologies
by Viviana IACOB




 




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