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National Museum of History of Moldova


Book Collection

The Museum owns the collection of books that includes 15,140 volumes of the core fund, published in the 17th - 21st centuries in Moldova as well as in the different typographical centres of Europe. The collection consists of old and rare books (693 volumes of the 17th - 19th centuries) and newer ones (20th - 21st centuries). By subjects, the collection includes:

  • Religious books: liturgical books, works on theology and the history of the Church, reference books for priests, etc. The value of these publications increased due to various handwritten notes on the events of Christian life in the area and the seals of some churches. Of particular interest are old church books in leather bindings, gilt-edged, with miniatures and vignettes
  • Secular books: encyclopaedic editions, dictionaries, jubilee and commemorative editions, manuals, scientific works, etc. The books of this part of the collection bear handwritten dedications of eminent people, signatures and bookplates.

Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection
Book Collection



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
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