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In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG. Succeeding in surviving the correctional work camps, Eufrosinia Kersnovski will assume the status of an eyewitness of the atrocities of the totalitarian-communist regime in the years to come, leaving to the next generations 12 notebooks of memories about the hell she went through, accompanied by about 700 color illustrations.

Published under the title "The price of a human being", under the coordination of the Academician Valeriu Pasat, the testimonies of Eufrosinia Kersnovski reveal the price of human life in the context of political repressions, capturing with heartbreaking honesty her experiences in the forced labor camps and her determination to survive and to tell the truth about the endured sufferings. In addition to the recounting of the events, the author of the narratives reflects deeply on human nature and on how the totalitarian regime degraded moral values and human dignity. The color illustrations inserted into the volume represent an invaluable historical value, providing authentic details of life in the GULAG and the impact of political repression on individuals and communities. The book "The price of a human being" is more than just a testimony of suffering; the publication is a powerful condemnation of totalitarianism and a celebration of the human spirit, bringing to the fore the voice of a woman who managed to transform personal trauma into a universal call for justice and truth.

This work documents a dark chapter of history and serves as a reminder of the power of human resilience and solidarity in trying times. The book urges museum visitors to reflect on the value of human life and the imperative to protect human freedom and dignity.

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"The Coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. 1922"

A painting by Elena Bria, exhibited for the first time in the Republic of Moldova at NMHM

10 May – 31 August 2024

The National Museum of History of Moldova in partnership with the Embassy of Romania in the Republic of Moldova announces the premiere exhibition in Chisinau of the painting "The Coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. 1922", author Elena Bria. The opening will take place on May 10, at 16:00 in the Blue Hall.

The painting "The Coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. 1922" with dimensions 295x383 cm, executed in the oil on canvas technique, was painted in 2018 by the artist Elena Bria, as a graduation work at the "Ilya Repin" Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Since the defense of the license was set for the summer of 2018, the year of the Centenary of the Great Union, the artist decided to commemorate this complicated but also beautiful stage in the history of our country by creating a life-size artistic reconstruction of the symbolic day of the Great Union - Coronation Day. The work on the painting began in the 4th year of studies, but the compositional searches and the execution of hundreds of sketches began as early as 2015. Thus, only after 2 years did the artist decide on the final sketch. To start working on the canvas itself, the artist documented from all possible sources about the day of October 15, 1922 and sewed all the costumes of the characters involved in the composition, later to be painted from nature and to receive a result as close as possible to reality. In January 2018, Elena puts the first touches on the future painting. After 6 months of hard work, he reaches the finalization of the details and the painting itself. And, in July 2018, his presentation at the licensure exam takes place, after which the painting is decorated with the highest mention by the examination committee.

In 2022, the painting was exhibited in Bucharest, as part of the personal exhibition "New Academia" at the Kulterra gallery. From October 15, 2022, until the end of 2023, the painting was presented to the public in Alba Iulia, at the Unirii Museum in the Unirii Hall, the place where the Coronation took place. From May 10 to August 31, 2024, the painting will be integrated into the permanent exhibition, in the Blue Hall of the National History Museum of Moldova, after which it will be exhibited in two other exhibitions in Romania.

Elena Bria was born on July 4, 1992 in Chisinau, Moldova, in a family of biathletes. At the age of 11, he began his studies at the "Igor Vieru" Fine Arts High School in Chisinau, where he met the teacher and painter Stanislav Babiuc, who laid the foundations for his academic painting. Later, in 2012, Elena continued her studies at the "Ilya Repin" Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Saint Petersburg, Russia, from which she graduated with honors in 2018. The artist's works were exhibited in several exhibitions in the United States of America, Russia, Romania and the Republic of Moldova. In 2019 he won the Philip de Laszlo prize at the international exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, and in 2022 he won the first prize at the international exhibition at the Salmadundi Club, New York. He is currently a member of the prestigious art-club Salmagundi, New York. His paintings can be found in many private collections around the world. In the autumn of this year, as part of the "The Lunar Codex" project, the digital version of the "Three Muses" painting will be sent to the Moon, in a time capsule.

The painting "The Coronation of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria. 1922" can be visited between May 10 - August 31, 2024, in the Blue Hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova, Chisinau, 31 August 1989 street, 121A.



 




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#Exhibit of the Month

In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG...

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC