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It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations.

The oină or hoina game is considered a Romanian national sports game having a history of at least six centuries. The oina game is practiced continuously, according to the chronicles and deeds of the time at least from the 14th century, being mentioned for the first time in 1364, during the reign of Vlaicu Vodă. The game requires complex sports qualities (good running speed, fast reflexes in self-defense movements against the balls, accuracy in throwing and hitting the ball with a bat or stick). Oina is a sport that identifies us to the same extent as trânta, our national wrestling. The game becomes attractive among young people in the villages, enters the school curriculum through physical education lessons. Through the Education Reform of 1898, as well as through other ministerial decisions, Education Minister Spiru Haret introduces the compulsory oina lessons in all schools, as well as the annual oina competitions.

On May 9, 1899, in Bucharest, the first national oina championship was organized, the teams being made up of high school students. The winner was the team of Nicolae Bălcescu High School from Brăila.

In 1912, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society (Bucharest) was created, which consisted of 13 sports commissions including the oina commission.

After the Union of 1918, the Federation of the Romanian Sports Society was reorganized in 1923, including the other oina sports commissions of Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia.

In 1932, the Romanian Oina Federation was founded.

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Evocation „540 years from the victory of Ştefan cel Mare at Vaslui”

10 January 2015

Evocation   „540 years from the victory of Ştefan cel Mare at Vaslui”
On January 10th, were commemorated 540 years form the battle of Vaslui when prince Ştefan cel Mare obtained one of the most brilliant victories over the Ottoman army. With this occasion, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized a commemorative even with a numerous public.

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Activities entitled „A Christmas Dream”

21 December 2014

 Activities entitled „A Christmas Dream”
During the holy feasts of Christmas, National Museum of History of Moldova together with handmade dolls creators of Moldova brought the celebration joy to disadvantaged children from socialization and rehabilitation center "House of Hope", Auxiliary school no. 7 of Chisinau and to several children from families in need of village Pojăreni from Ialoveni rayon.

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Yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova (the 24th edition)

17 October 2014

Yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the 24th edition
On October 16th and 17th, 2014 was held the yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the 24th edition. Eighty researches attended the session, among them university professors from Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, France, Romania and sixty two papers were presented in three sections: Archaeology and Ancient History, Medieval and Modern History, Contemporary History and Valorification of museum heritage.

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Outdoor Cinema at the National Museum of History of Moldova

26 September 2014

Between 11 to 26 September 2014 the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted in its backyard a novel event for museum institutions in the country - "Under the Stars Movie Night ". The initiative to organize an outdoor film Cinematheque belonged to founders of Social-charity Project  "From heart to heart". It maintains a popular concept abroad - outdoor cinema. More information can be found here.

Book presentation within the framework of the European Heritage Days

24 September 2014

Book presentation
Within the framework of the European Heritage Days, the National Museum of History of Moldova held a presentation of two new publications: the first two numbers of the first volume of the journal Arheologia Preventivă în Republica Moldova (Preventive Archaeology in the Republic of Moldova) published by the National Archaeological Agency and the monograph Moneda otomană în Moldova în perioada 1512-1603 (Ottoman Coins in Moldova from 1512 to 1603) written by a museum researcher Dr. Ana Boldureanu.

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Re-opening of the Memorial House „Alexei Şciusev” after renovation

24 September 2014

Re-opening of the Memorial House „Alexei Şciusev” after renovation
The Memorial House „A. Şciusev" was re-opened for the visiting public after about one year and a half of rehabilitation works. The renovation envisaged inner and outer spaces of the building in which the famous architect was born back in 1873.

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Festive meeting dedicated to Historian's Day 2014

18 June 2014

Festive meeting dedicated to Historian's Day 2014

Association of Historians of Moldova, Institute of History of ASM, Department of History and Philosophy of MSU, "Ion Creanga" State University, Department of History and International Relations of FIUM, Chisinau Municipality, Center for Military History and Culture, Romanian Cultural Institute "Mihai Eminescu", Chisinau, National Museum of History organized on June 18, 2014 a festive meeting dedicated to Historian's Day.

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DAY and NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2014 at the National Museum of History of Moldova

17 May 2014

Poster International Day of Museums 2014 

This year, two of the most important events in the worldwide community of museums - International Museum Day and Night of Museums were celebrated by the National Museum of History of Moldova on May 17. On this occasion, the museum prepared for visitors many interesting and varied activities, which started at 11:00 and ended at 02:00.

The theme for these extraordinary celebrations was "Museum collections make connections...between visitors, generations and cultures of the world.

At the National Museum of History of Moldova the activities dedicated to the International Museum Day were attended by 2371 people, and those dedicated to the celebration of the European Night of Museums - by 15 845 people.

More information can be found on the official page of the event.


Scientific symposium “Bibliophile values from the national heritage”

30 April 2014

 
On the occasion of the bicentenary from the opening of the first printing house (May 30th, 1814) at the Eparchy of Chișinău and Hotin, the National Museum of History of Moldova, the Modern and Contemporary History Sector, organized on 30th April 2014 the scientific symposium "Bibliophile values from the national heritage".

The Symposium aimed at stimulating historic thinking on bibliophile values from the national heritage of the Republic of Moldova and interdisciplinary debates about the personality of Metropolitan Gavriil Bănulescu-Bodoni (1745-1821) and the period he dominated.

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Roundtable „Hansca - archaeological site and excavation site-school. 50 years from the beginning of research"

17 April 2014

Roundtable „Hansca - archaeological site and excavation site-school. 50 years from the beginning of research
On the occasion of the International Day for Monuments and Sites the National Museum of History of Moldova organized a roundtable with the generic „Hansca - archaeological site and excavation site-school. 50 years from the beginning of research", moderated by conf. dr. Ion TENTIUC, head of Archaeology and Old History Sector of the National Museum of History of Moldova.

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#Exhibit of the Month

It is a sports trophy obtained at an inter-school oina (a bat-and-ball game) competition in interwar Bessarabia. We don't know which schools participated in this competition, nor the venue, we only know that one of the winners received the second prize and that the event was held on May 13, 1934. In this way we learn about the existence of different sports competitions organized by schools, including the oina game. Oina is a beautiful and complex sports game that promotes the development of body and spirit, courage and the desire for self-improvement. Oina is a treasure of the Romanian people, which must be sacredly kept and passed on to future generations...

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