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The National Museum of History of Moldova collects, preserves, researches and exhibits, for the purpose of knowledge and education, material evidence related to the history of Bessarabia. The museum collections are constantly enriched through acquisitions, donations and archaeological excavations.

In the first half of 2018, the museum collections were replenished with new material values, related to the history of the nobility in Bessarabia. As a result of the field investigations, carried out in the village of Brânzeni, Edineț District, five pieces of furniture were purchased, which belonged to Vasile Stroescu: a cabinet, a sofa, a chest of drawers, a chair and a wall mirror. The pieces were purchased from Elizaveta Gureu, the granddaughter of Gheorghe Tincu, who was the manager of the Brânzeni estate, owned by the Stroescu family.

Recently restored, the chair displayed in this showcase dates from the late 19th century - early 20th century. It is made of oak wood in a Russian workshop and has an invaluable memorial value. Its significance is explained by the fact that in the upper part of its back there is an engraved monogram in Cyrillic letters: "СВ", representing the initials of the name and surname of Vasile Stroescu.

This year marks 175 years since the birth of the great Bessarabian philanthropist and patriot, who was called the patron of Romania, Vasile Stroescu, one of the few boyars who put his whole life and fortune in the service of the Romanian Nation.

Vasile Stroescu originated from an old Moldovan boyar family. He was born on November 11, 1845, in Trinca village, Khotin Uyezd (now Edinet District), in the family of Vasile Ion Stroescu (1795-1875) and Porfira Manoil Guţu (1808-1856).

He was one of the most remarkable Romanian figures of Bessarabia, proving himself, through his patriotism, as a political visionary, as a promoter of the reunification of the nation and, especially, as one of the most generous Romanian philanthropists, who promoted all the most beautiful and sacred in the culture of the Romanian people.

His life and tireless activity testify to the complexity of the personality of the man whom the historian Nicolae Iorga called "a great Romanian of kindness and a generous benefactor". The great philanthropist Vasile Stroescu was and remains an example of service to the Romanian people, fully deserving our respect for his memory and deeds.

 
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Symposium of Heraldry (11th Edition)

April 27, 2017

On April 27th, 2017, on the Day of the State Flag of the Republic of Moldova, in the conference room on the ground floor of the National Museum of History of Moldova was held the 11th edition of the Symposium of Heraldry. The scientific event was organized by „Paul Gore" Society of Genealogy, Heraldry and Archives in collaboration with the National Heraldic Commission by the President of the Republic of Moldova and the National Museum of History of Moldova.

The symposium focused on topics such as:
- historical evolution of heraldry, vexillology, political hymnology, sigillography, phaleristics and national uniformology;
- theoretical and practical aspects of the study of heraldry, vexillology, political hymnology, sigillography, phaleristics and uniformology;
- issues of numismatic, genealogical, epigraphic, ethnographic, and semiotic symbolism, with topics close to the scientific purpose of the symposium.

Five scientific papers were presented at the symposium: dr. Silviu Tabac (Apparatus of the President of the Republic of Moldova) - „About the flag of Ștefan cel Mare worn on September 12th, 1485 at Colomeea during the ceremony of veneration of the vassal of the King of Poland Cazimir IV Jagiełło (I)"; member correspondent Mariana Șlapac (Institute of Cultural Heritage of the ASM) - „Apotropaic signs with magical valences in the cities of the Principality of Moldavia"; Adelaida Chiroșca (National Museum of History of Moldova) - „A seal from the 19th century from the Assumption of the Virgin Monastery from Hârbovăț"; Nicolae Schițco (Apparatus of the President of the Republic of Moldova) - „Establishing the national state distinction system of the Republic of Moldova in 1992"; dr. Diana Nicoglo (Institute of Cultural Heritage of the ASM) - „The heraldic emblem of the Gagauz and Bulgarian settlements in the Republic of Moldova".

The event brought together representatives of academic and university circles, members of the Heraldic Cabinet within the Office of the President of the Republic of Moldova, researchers and museographers from national museums.


 

 


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
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#Exhibit of the Month

The National Museum of History of Moldova collects, preserves, researches and exhibits, for the purpose of knowledge and education, material evidence related to the history of Bessarabia. The museum collections are constantly enriched through acquisitions, donations and archaeological excavations. In the first half of 2018, the museum collections were replenished with new material values, related to the history of the nobility in Bessarabia. As a result of the field investigations, carried out in the village of Brânzeni, Edineț District, five pieces of furniture were purchased, which belonged to Vasile Stroescu: a cabinet, a sofa, a chest of drawers, a chair and a wall mirror. The pieces were purchased from Elizaveta Gureu, the granddaughter of Gheorghe Tincu, who was the manager of the Brânzeni estate, owned by the Stroescu family...

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