The Timisoara National Museum of Art has won the title of Founding Partner of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO

After submitting the application file and promoting the evaluation stage, the management of the Cultural Center announces with joy and enthusiasm that the Timisoara National Museum of Art has acquired the status of the founding partner of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO in the fields of culture, intercultural education, in the promotion of diversity and cultural heritage.

The National Museum of Art Timioara is the only cultural institution in Timi County that received the status of CNR UNESCO institutional partner in 2022. This status, after the victory of the Federation, was confirmed by a decision of the SG of CNR UNESCO no. 24 of 29 July 2022.
This strategic legal partnership, which represents a form of support and affirmation with appreciation of reputation, is an added value to the image and activity of the Museum and culminates in our team’s efforts in promoting culture.
Under the auspices of the UNESCO Co-founder Center CNR, in the coming period the National Museum of Art Timisoara will organize a series of emblematic exhibitions dedicated to such great artists as: Paul Nyjo, Oscar Zohanek, Konstantin Brancusi, Victor Brauner, Romol Notio, Susanna Fântânariu, Ciprian Radovan and others.

“The decision of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO to have the Timioara National Museum of Art as an institutional partner represents a vote of confidence with an important impact on our museum’s image. The recent dynamism of MNArT in projects dedicated to national and international heritage, and the efforts of our team achieved in the development and exhibition of heritage and contemporary art projects were highlighted Relevance, quality of educational activities, diversity of partnerships with similar national and international institutions, contact with the community of collectors from Europe, quality of studies and research activities, communication and promotion of museum heritage and musical heritage.All this contributed to the fact that our museum profile received the maximum score in this competition, This was stated by Philip A. Petko, director of the Timisoara National Museum of Art.

“The evaluation was conducted by four experts appointed by the Federation of Municipalities of Romania, the Federation of District Councils of Romania and a representative of the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO. The evaluation criteria relate to the compatibility of the activity of the nominated institutions with UNESCO’s agenda and the priorities of the National Commission, as well as their ability to develop internal and international partnerships. The nomination was most appreciated. It is the nomination of the National Museum of Art in Timisoara, which received 125 points, which is the maximum that can be awarded”, says Kudrin Tot, representative of the Center at UNESCO.
“The development of the file was a complex and long-term communication and study experience, requiring alignment of our strategies, activities and results with UNESCO principles and values. We are proud to have achieved this!” confirms Paula Cristina Gambi-Cruconesco, Specialized Inspector, the person from the Museum who documented, liaised and prepared the file for this competition. .

The corporate partner quality of CNR UNESCO is awarded exclusively by the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO to public institutions that share the values ​​and ideals of UNESCO and are committed to actively promoting them. This type of partnership is obtained through competition and is valid for three years. Exceptionally, the 2022 appointment cycle has limited the number of appointments to two for each of the eight macro-development areas, in the case of public institutions coordinated by county councils.
The preamble to the UNESCO Constitution sets out the ideal of the Organization: “When wars begin in the minds of men, the minds of men must be built to defend peace.”
Thus, UNESCO contributes to peacebuilding, poverty eradication, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, science, culture, communication and information, and MNArT, through its cultural activism, embraces and shares these values.

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