Scientific conference "Bessarabian personalities and charitable gesture. Contributions (19th century - first half of the 20th century)"
November 12, 2020
On Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the National Museum of History of Moldova took place the scientific conference (with international participation) with the generic „Bessarabian personalities and the charitable gesture". Contributions (19th century - first half of the 20th century) were dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of the great Bessarabian patriot and philanthropist Vasile Stroescu. The conference was held within the project: Museum heritage and memory: research, interpretation, presentation.
11 papers were included in the conference program, the topic being treated interdisciplinary by historians, museographers, pedagogues, architects from the Republic of Moldova and Romania.
The topics discussed during the conference were related to the philanthropic activity of the Stroescu family in Bessarabia and Transylvania, especially of Vasile Stroescu, called the Patron of Romania. The subject Vasile Stroescu - outstanding personality of the nation, was approached from a methodical point of view. New information was brought about the graves of the members of the Stroescu family from Moșeni village, Râșcani district. An important talk was about a purchase made by MNIM - two pieces of furniture that belonged to Vasile Stroescu. At the same time, were addressed topics about the philanthropic actions of Dimitrie Cantemir's daughters, the philanthropic activity of Metropolitan Gavril Bănulescu-Bodoni, the activity of some institutions, charities in Tsarist Russia, as well as the Reunion of Romanian Women in Brașov during the Great War.
The program of the conference and the abstracts of the papers can be found here