Today, President Klaus Iohannis promulgated the law establishing the National Museum of the Anti-Communist Revolution in December 1989, the presidential administration said, according to News.ro.
The normative act aims to regulate the establishment of the National Museum of the Anti-Communist Revolution as of December 1989, which is a public institution of national importance with a legal personality under the Ministry of Culture.
The museum is located in Timioara, Libertăţii Square No. 5-7. The theme of the museum will focus on the events of the December 1989 revolution, which began in Timioara on December 15, and in this context, both the classical presentation will be shown and those dramatic moments that have historical significance will be considered Especially for Romania and hypothetical because it took place throughout the country, the museum’s heritage consists of movable cultural assets related to the anniversary of the December 1989 Revolution, including archival documents and photographs, audio-visual recordings and oral or documentary history materials, on any medium, on the date of its entry into Execution in the ownership, possession or management of institutions, authorities or other persons, natural or legal, of private law and which have been obtained through transfers, donations or acquisitions in accordance with the law “shows the law promulgated by the Head of State.
At the same time, the organization and work of the museum is carried out in accordance with the organizational and operational regulations, as well as with the internal regulations, approved by the National Committee for Museums and Collections and approved by order of the Minister of Culture.
The mentioned source indicates that the museum’s activity is financed by subsidies from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture, and from its revenues from specific activities, donations and sponsorship.
The idea of creating a museum on the theme of the anti-communist revolution goes back to several Timisse parliamentarians from the 2012-2016 legislature who, in 2013, sent a request to the Ministry of Finance to allocate €3 million to cover and the Ministry of Culture announced the costs of this investment.
In the same year, on the proposal of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Culture approved the request for funding, incorporating the investment objective – which at the time was only a premise, in the absence of a building to serve as headquarters. And in the absence of the appropriate institution – in the portfolio of the PMU.
Since 2013, the project MC team assumes that the project is “major” and should be completed despite any shortcomings, sensitivities that still exist in the community to such an approach, political fluctuations and underlying dissenting opinions.
The museum building is being designed, and the financial need for investment has increased from 3 million euros in 2013 to more than 20 million euros thanks to the framework loan agreement between Romania and the Development Bank of the Council of Europe that was initialed on June 9, 2022, and soon a team of specialists will be formed To form, de facto, the museum’s professional collection.
The Museum Foundation will be arranged in Timisoara, in the historical building of the former command of the military garrison to be restored, modernized and equipped for this purpose, and the events will be presented as they took place throughout the country and will operate under the authority of the Ministry of Culture. The building was identified with the help of Timişoara City Hall, in 2015, and was later transferred from the Ministry of National Defense, under the management of the Ministry of Culture, with the influence of GD no. 281 / May 2019.
According to the Ministry of Culture, “The Project Management Unit awarded a contract to develop the design in all phases of the future museum at the end of 2021, as the urban plan phase for the area is currently being approved.
The Foundation states that the PMU represents the entity within the Ministry of Culture authorized to implement the full project of the National Museum of the Anti-Communist Revolution in December 1989 by virtue of its responsibilities through Projects F/P 1572 (2006) in completing the construction, renovation or rehabilitation of buildings of cultural interest The year in Romania and LD 2097 (2021) in relation to the rehabilitation of built heritage and culturally oriented buildings”.