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National Museum of History of Moldova


Collection of Art

The collection numbers 7,092 objects classified by the following groups:

  • Wooden icons dated from the 18th – 20th centuries, attributed to the Moldavian painting schools and the Russian painting schools (for the most part);
  • Paintings of the 20th century. The oldest ones are of the period between the two wars, painted by A. Balier, A. Klimashevsky, N. Kolyadich, G. Fiurer, and A. Gumalik;
  • Graphic works of the 18th – 20th centuries;
  • Book illustrations of the 20th century;
  • Posters and playbills of the 20th century;
  • Sculptures, the 20th century;
  • Decorative art of the 18th – 20th centuries: objects made of faience, porcelain, and glass (figurines, plates, dishes, vases, candlesticks,  caskets, etc.),  silver.

Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art
Collection of Art



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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