The Museum Collection of the Transylvanian Armenians will be open for public access starting July 15th. The exhibit will take place in a sixteenth century castle in Sibiu and will consist in a collection gathering the history, religion and private lives of the Armenian community in Romania.
The exhibit organized by the National Network of Museums in Romania will showcase images, ideas, objects and photos representative of the Armenian identity. The event represents a premiere in Romania, as it is the first public – private partnership aimed at the rehabilitation of a historic monument. It is organized by the Local Council of Dumbraveni, The Armenian Community in Dumbraveni, Transylvania Trust Foundation and Folkeuniversitetet Fjellregionen from Norway.
The Apafi Castle is located in Dumbraveni, Sibiu, dates from 1552 and is currently undergoing rehabilitation activities. The Museum Collection of the Transylvanian Armenians is part of the A.R.C.A. initiative (Regenerative Actions of the Armenian Community) which targets the preservation of the cultural heritage of the Armenian community in Romania and is financed by the Icelandic Government, Liechtenstein and Norway.