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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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Activities dedicated to International Children's Day

1 June 2019

On the occasion of the International Children's Day, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized on Saturday, June 1, the activity for children "We assemble history through puzzle".

In this event, the children together with their parents had the opportunity to put together large puzzle pieces on historical themes, a beneficial activity for each member of the family which trains attention and memory, develops fine motor skills of hands, coordination and orientation in space, develops thinking and imagination. Also, the assemblage of large images improves perseverance and trains the ability of not giving up on big issues, as these can be resolved gradually by dividing the work in small steps.


Book presentation „Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa”, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf.

23 May 2019

 
The National Museum of History of Moldova hosted on Thursday, 23 May 2019, the book presentation Refugiul regelui suedez Carol al XII-lea (1709-1714) în Imperiul Otoman. Calabalâcul de la Varniţa, Chișinău, 2019. Editura Lexon-Prim. 516 p. Author: Robert R. Denndorf. The event took place in the Blue Room and gathered together researchers, museographs, pupils and students.


The International Museum Day and European Night of Museums

18 May 2019

 
National Museum of History of Moldova, under the patronage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, organized on May 18, 2019, between 10.00 – 24.00, the International Museum Day and European Night of Museums. This year the events was held under the theme “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition”.


Activities dedicated to the International Day of Families

12 May 2019

The International Day of Families is marked each year on May 15th. The role of this day is to emphasize the importance of all family members, whether parents, grandparents or brothers, and the importance of paternal education for the future of children.

On May 12th, the Section Public Relations, Museum Education offered the public a special fun and educational program - "Together at the Museum", which was addressed to both children and adults. The visitors have actively participated at the workshops organized for this purpose - "The mysteries of prehistoric ceramics", "Magic hands", "History and the art of writing" - as well as the interactive activity "From fragment to whole".


National Session of Reports “Archaeological research in the Republic of Moldova. Campaign of 2018”

18 April 2019

 
On April 18, 2019, on the occasion of the International Day of Monuments and Sites, the National Museum of History of Moldova, in partnership with the National Archaeological Agency, the National Archaeological Commission and under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research organized the 3rd edition of the National Session of archaeological reports.

During this meeting were presented the results of archaeological research in the campaigns conducted in 2018.



Japanese-style ancestral tradition

2 March 2019

The Mărțișor, celebrated each year in the early days of March, symbolizes the renaissance and the arrival of the spring and makes us feel the energy of a new beginning.

At the National Museum of History of Moldova this event was marked on March 2 by the „Japanese-style ancestral tradition" event organized by the Public Relations Department, Museum Education (coordinator: Natalia Popovici) in collaboration with the Youth Station of the Young Tourists from Chișinău municipality and Origami Center Moldova.

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Museum heritage in stamp collections

13 February 2019

"Poşta Moldovei" presented on February 13, 2019, the series of postage stamps „Antique radio receivers" on the occasion of World Radio Day.

The series consists of two postage stamps depicting radio receivers from the collection of the National Museum of History of Moldova. The first postage stamp, with a nominal value of 1.75 lei, is the „Telefunken" radio, Koncert Trial model, manufactured between 1934 and 1935 at the Prague-Prelouc radiotelephone company in Czechoslovakia.

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Remembrance of the Holocaust

29 January 2019

In the agenda of events, which remembered all those who suffered from this tragedy and error of mankind, were scheduled two activities organized by the Department of Public Relations, Museum Education.

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From heart to heart on Christmas

23 December 2018

On December 23, around the winter holidays, the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted an event dedicated to children, including children with disabilities and Down syndrome. The event “From heart to heart on Christmas” organized in collaboration with NGOs „Sunshine” and „Childhood” was a surprise for the guests.


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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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