The Exhibition "Burning Candela of Faith" is organized by the Sector of Medieval History and Numismatics, coordinator A. Chiroșca, for the promotion of the collection of marial icons from the museum's collections. It gathers around 90 icons painted in tempera and oil on wood, which are representative by the multitude of marial types, different styles and painting techniques.
Dated from the end of sixteenth century until mid twentieth century, the icons come from Bessarabia and Russia illustrating famous models - Mother of God of the Three Hands, Mother of God „of the Sign", Mother of God of Vladimir, Mother of God of Kazan, Mother of God of Hârbovăț, and the rare copies - Mother of God „Areovindus", Mother of God „the Three Joys", Mother of God „the Blessed Whomb".
The icons are systematized in several compartments: icons evoking fragments from the life of the Virgin, general types of marial iconography, fragments of iconostases and icons representing churches that they were once part of. In the exhibition were included icons with double painting, with partial painting or on thin layer, also icons stamped on wood and metal.
The exhibition presents as well a series of icons cast in bronze, some gold and silver medallions, cult objects, lampads, candelas and pectoral crosses.