Dear archive. Museum innovation lab

The Ethnological Archive of MNȚR collects a variety of documentary materials depicting life in the village and the city over the past 150 years: clichés of glass and films, originals and reproductions, slides, films on video and audio tapes, research files, magazines, drawings, watercolors Architectural blueprints, vintage hardware. What makes the archive really special is the fact that it opens the possibility of social and cultural penetration through the history of ethnology and local musical practices.

The Peasant Museum reinforces its role as a social representative, integrated and present in the public space, open to cooperation and dialogue through the project. Dear archive. Museum innovation labFunded by SEE 2014-2021 grants under the RO-CULTURE . Program. Through activities carried out in 2022-2023, we aim to mediate new meanings of museum heritage through new forms of artistic expression, to take advantage of the museum’s potential as an operator in the cultural market and to increase its social impact, including by developing new audiences.

Activities within the project are organized into a series of museum laboratories that facilitate artistic creativity and meet the public. Through guided tours, workshops, informal meetings, and behind-the-scenes visits to the creation of the Museum, we create contexts for the development of online and offline communities around the archive. We aim to approach, above all, the young audience through new online communication strategies and tools.

Through multimedia content and interactive design, we carefully incorporate new technologies into the permanent exhibition of the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant. Within the project, as part of Museum construction laba new display space will open – picture and sound salon. Curators and researchers meet artists new modes From the independent cultural landscape to explore new expressions and meanings of heritage.

In the Technical Residence LabIn collaboration with the Praxis Association of Norway, a residence concept program will be developed within the Ethnological Archive, and a Norwegian artist will create an original digital creation inspired by the museum’s collections.

we are waiting for you Tuesday, September 13, 2022, starting at 4 p.m., at S.Ala Media from the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Monetăriei Street, No. 3), at the project launch conference. We invite the public to have a critical but comfortable discussion about the importance of museum archives today and the opportunities through which they can become a source of inspiration for the cultural and creative industries.

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Dear archive. Museum innovation lab It is a project implemented by the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant in partnership with the PRAKSIS Association (Oslo, Norway). The project is funded by SEE 2014-2021 grants under the RO-CULTURE program and benefits from non-refundable funding in the amount of LEI 964,387.80 (195,445.71 EUR), representing 100% of the project’s total value.

The EEA grants represent the contribution of Iceland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the Kingdom of Norway to reducing economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to strengthening bilateral relations with the fifteen recipient countries of Eastern and Southern Europe and South American countries. Baltic states. These financing mechanisms were established on the basis of the European Economic Area Agreement, which brings together the member states of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as equal partners in the internal market. In total, the three countries contributed €3.3 billion between 1994 and 2014 and €1.55 billion for the 2014-2021 funding period. More details are available at and

The RO-CULTURE program is implemented by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit and its overall objective is to promote economic and social development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and management of cultural heritage. The budget of the program is about 34 million euros. More details are available at

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