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National Museum of History of Moldova


„Rescued heritage”

21 June - 25 September 2018

The National Museum of History of Moldova opened on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, at 15.00, the temporary exhibition "Rescued heritage".

It is an unprecedented exhibition that brings to the public cultural objects of historical, scientific, artistic and other cultural value that have entered the collections of the museum as a result of the decision of the Interdepartmental commission for the determination of the purpose of confiscated or objects without owner. These objects have been confiscated over the years by Moldovan authorities or detained at customs offices. They feature a wide variety of exhibits, such as: painted wood icons, bronze casting icons, jewelry, coins, decorations, secular and religious silverware, etc.

The exhibition also includes several lots of objects, which have been provided with expertise, evaluation and records by the museum and are to be submitted to the Interdepartmental commission in order to determine the subsequent destination. The objects have never been displayed, while the general public knows them only from the periodical press. Among these, we mention: the pieces confiscated by the customs authorities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, which, according to the documents, came from the Republic of Moldova; a large lot of ancient and Byzantine objects (luxury vessels of glass, ceramics, statues, Greek and Roman coins of silver and bronze, etc.), detained in February 2017 at the Leușeni customs post.

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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


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