The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History offers to the public the most important exhibition of the year bearing the title: “Adventure in the World of Photography (XIX-XX c.)”
For the first time in the Republic of Moldova is displayed a considerable exhibition comprising original photo technique and remarkable photos, made in our cultural areal, beginning with the first pictures (1854), until the end of the XXth century.
The exhibition presents the most valuable tools of photo art belonging to the first museum experts from the Bessarabia areal, Albina and Franz Ostermann, as well as to other professionals that have shaped the history of this field.
During the exhibition, the visitors will be offered a real photo adventure by participating in photo contests and masterclasses in photo making.
The exhibition is organised with the support of well-known photo artists, such as Tudor Iovu, Nicolae Pojoga, Ion Chibzii and many others, who have considerably fulfilled the museum collection with valuable items from their own studios. Thanks to them, currently the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History owns one of the biggest collections from the field of photography from the Republic of Moldova.
The well-known photo artist Tudor Iovu supports for several years the idea of creating in Chisinau a museum dedicated to photos. Currently a similar museum isn’t known in the neighbourhood states – Romania, Ukraine, Russia. In order to accomplish this idea, Mr. Tudor Iovu has assembled an important collection of cameras and devices for making photos. He had discussed this project with his mates photographers and had presented requests to the municipal authorities in order to find a building necessary for the display of such an exhibition. But finally he abandoned the idea, because of the lack of financial support. Since it is very difficult to accomplish on your own such a project, the artist addressed the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, hoping to find thus a partner. The dream of Mr. Iovu happily meets the initiative of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History to organize an original exhibition of photos and devices, in the context of the cultural events at the European Nigf
Museums which is celebrated this year on May 21. The photographer Tudor Iovu has donated to the museum several hundreds of items from the field of photo art, so that they would constitute the core of the future photo museum. It is an awaited museum by all the photo artists who have dedicated their lives to this art, but also by all the lovers of culture. Creating such a museum in a historical building of the capital is an act of rescuing our collective memory, an homage brought to this land and to its people along the ages.