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Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), was a famous jeweler of French origin, who became the official supplier of jewelry for the Imperial House in Russia, and when we say Fabergé, we mean not just jewelry, but rather works of art.

The famous Russian jewelry House of Fabergé received worldwide recognition for the elegance and uniqueness of its products. In the late 19th - early 20th century, the House of Fabergé was a world-class phenomenon known for its famous "Easter eggs" made of precious metals and stones. The first egg was crafted in 1885, when Tsar Alexander III decided to give his wife a special gift on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of their marriage. Since the jubilee fell on Easter, the tsar asked C. Fabergé to create a unique decoration in the form of an egg, which would be extremely precious, like his wife Maria. This is how Faberge eggs and the annual Easter tradition of donating them appeared at the court of the Russian Tsar. For 32 years, before the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, which led to the fall of the tsarist monarchy, the House of Fabergé created about 70 eggs, of which more than 50 have survived to this day, and each of them is a work of art of rare beauty, a symbol of luxury and aristocracy.

Among the treasures stored in the National Museum of History of Moldova, there are also Fabergé jewelry items. Here we present to the attention of visitors a silver inkwell of the 19th century, covered with stylized ornaments in the Russian Modern Style influenced by medieval Russian-Byzantine art. The body of the item represents a ball with small spherical legs on a marble stand in the form of a truncated pyramid. The inkwell is completely covered with stylized patterns of rare beauty and decorated with pearls and malachite. This work of art is 15 cm high and 9 cm in diameter. The lid is made in the form of a traditional dome of Russian churches.

 
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“The Great War. Photo-documentary evidences”

July 31 - September 22, 2014

The conflict that started after the assassination of Sarajevo (July 28th, 1914) was an unprecedented historical event by the number of countries involved, the military effort, and the extent of sacrifice. The military conflagration between the years 1914-1918 is cataloged as the first mass war that changed the face of history of the 20th century. World War I (labeled as such after the war), called at the time the Great War or the War of Nations, made ​​history as it changed not only the world, but also because it as a "new kind of war." For the first time warring countries have resorted to total mobilization of men while women participated in the battlefield as sisters of charity. The progress of military industry has enabled modern destructive technologies such as fighting in the trenches, in the air, on the water; it was the time of the first tanks, armored vessels, heavy guns and chemical weapons.

Exhibition “The Great War. Photo-documentary evidences”
The exhibition is part of an international commemoration of the centenary from the outbreak of World War I and aims at the valorification of the photo-documentary heritage of the National Museum of History of Moldova. The message of the exhibition is informative and documentary with photographic images documenting life on the front line from combatants to the upper echelon. Selection of original photographs from war albums, newspapers, maps, postcards reveal scenes of war, weapons and ammunition, the soldiers life in hours of respite, medical personnel on the battlefield and behind the front lines, also the horrors left by the military conflagration.
The exhibition is channeled in two directions:
a. Aspects from the battles on the Western front (German armies acting against French, British and Belgian armies), on the Eastern front (German and Austro-Hungarian army fighting against the Russian army) and on the Balkan front where part of Austro-Hungarian army fought against Serbs. War battle scene is completed by Romania's involvement in World War I in 1916, which inscribed a separate page in the war history with the battles from Mărăști, Mărășești and Oituz (1917).
b. Bessarabia and the Bessarabians in World War I. Incorporated into the Russian Empire, Bessarabia had an important contribution under economic and social aspects, the human dimension being most valuable. A big part of future members of Sfatului Ţării and other well-known personalities are found among the participants of the Great War; or common solders called to duty found their rightful place in the exhibition. The research and the valorification of the photographic heritage has allowed us to discover a range of Bessarabian soldiers, participating in that hellish carnage, complementing the list of Bessarabian soldiers. Among them we mention Simion Murafa (v. Cotiujenii Mari, Soroca), who led a sanitation team on the Romanian front, Onufrii Şerevschi (v. Sofia, Drochia), Petru Cebotari (v. Moșeni, Râșcani), Ion Tcaciuc (v. Ivancea, Orhei), Gheorghe Beschieru (v. Samașcani, Orhei), Ion Spătărel (Chișinău) etc. A special page in the history of war was signed by the sisters of charity, including the Bessarabian Iulia Dicescu (one of P. Dicescu' daughters), Sofia Cantacuzino, Elena Ivanov-Spătărel, Eugenia Colodiev, Zinovia Radu-Maiorova etc.
The exhibition message is also conveyed by the newspaper „Iskry" (supplement of „Russkoe slovo") from 1915, with reportages from the battlefield and from behind the front line, a mini-collection of postcards and war map.

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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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#Exhibit of the Month

Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), was a famous jeweler of French origin, who became the official supplier of jewelry for the Imperial House in Russia, and when we say Fabergé, we mean not just jewelry, but rather works of art. The famous Russian jewelry House of Fabergé received worldwide recognition for the elegance and uniqueness of its products. In the late 19th - early 20th century, the House of Fabergé was a world-class phenomenon known for its famous "Easter eggs" made of precious metals and stones. The first egg was crafted in 1885, when Tsar Alexander III decided to give his wife a special gift on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of their marriage...

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