On June 21, 2012, at the Art Gallery of Bălți it was opened the photo exhibition "Archeological Findings from Germany". The opening ceremony was attended by the Cultural Attaché of the German Embassy in Moldova K.F. Buschendorf, Deputy Mayor of Bălți Municipality A. Usatîi, and General Director of the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova Eugen Sava.
The exhibition was conceived by Professor Svend Hansen, director of the Eurasian Abteilung of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - Berlin) and is an invitation to discover the archaeological universe of the western Central Europe. So far the exhibition has been displayed in several cities of Romania - Iași, Galați, Cluj, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, - and now has arrived in the Republic of Moldova, to the National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova and the Art Gallery of Balti.
The exhibition illustrates 45 objects, which are of special value for the German archeology. The oldest object in the exhibition is a Stone Age hand ax, and the newest ones belong to the Early Middle Ages. The images in this exhibition represent different styles of photographic presentation of discoveries. They show that archaeological findings are not just a subject of scientific classifications, but that they can be contemplated from different perspectives. Photographic presentation of findings allows focusing on the object's singularity. Separation of objects from each other by a frame and passé-partout avoids conducting any links between them. Each finding represents a particular and specific historical situation, and should be presented as such. That is why, in this exhibition there was not made an attempt to tell an illusory coherent history, which involved, for example, a gradual technical development or general progress of civilization. On the contrary, archaeological finds are just a chain of discontinuities. Each object represents particular historical circumstances to be investigated.
The exhibition will be opened at the Art Gallery of Bălți from June 21 to July 15, 2012.Organizers and partners:
National Museum of Archaeology and History of Moldova - Chișinău
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - Berlin
Deutsches Kultur-Zentrum - Iași
Institut of Archaeology - Iași
Akzente Cultural Centre - Chișinău
National Association of Young Historians of Moldova - Chișinău