Discover the “European Night of Museums” for the 20th time with “lots of light” 

The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History invites the public on May 18 from 10:00–22:00 to one of the main events in the life of the world museum community: the “European Night of Museums.”

Initiated by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and currently sponsored by the Council of Europe, UNESCO, and the International Council of Museums, the European Night of Museums is a successful international event in its 20th year.

According to a press release from the institution, with a rich history and an impressive collection of cultural goods, the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History welcomes visitors to join an evening full of artistic adventures. During the event, they will have the unique opportunity to explore permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Thus. During this celebration, the public will have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse program: 10:00–18:00 Folk Craftsmen Fair; 11:00–11:30 Folklore Ensemble “Dumbravita,”  with the program “Spring Traditions,”  artistic leader Marina Dumbraveanu, accompanist Victor Dumbraveanu; 11:00–12:00 Musical program with the interpreter Marina Dumbraveanu; 12:35–12:55 Folk Ensemble “Cimbrishor”, artistic director Tamara Virlan, Suruceni Culture House, Ialoveni district; 13:00–13:50 Fanfare Orchestra, IP “Natalia Dadiani” Theoretical High School, artistic director Ion Cojocaru; 14:00–14:45: Launch of the “Cave Bear” postage stamp, issued by the Post Office of Moldova (Cave Bear is an exhibit from the heritage of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History); 15:00–15:45: Instrumental ensemble “Golden Brass,” IP Liceul Republican de Muzica “Ciprian Porumbescu,” artistic director Vladislav Hachi; 15:00–17:00: Bicycle tour with bicycles from the collection of Vasile Fotescu, president of the Cyclists’ Club of Moldova; 16:00–16:45: Musical program on cobras, Victor Botnaru, university lecturer, Master of Arts, together with students from the Academy of Music, Theatre, and Fine Arts.


At 17:00, there will be the caricature exhibition opening “Of Laughing and Crying” by author Anatol Fornea, a journalist. At 17:40–18:10, there will be a musical recital with the interpreter Vasile Fotescu. At 19:00, there will be a musical program with Diana Pascan and Adrian Sirbu, pop music and guitar.

The European Night of Museums at the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History will culminate with a concert on alternative rock rhythms offered by the bands Vespa and Hypnotical.

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