Enjoying culture and traditions of Moldova
The culture of the Republic of Moldova represents a large gamut of cultural activities: literature, theatre, music, fine arts, architecture, cinematography, broadcasting and television, photographic art, design, circus, folk art, archives and libraries, books editing, scientific research, cultural tourism and so on. In the Republic of Moldova there are many ethno-cultural associations.
|Day 1||CHISINAU CITY TOUR: Visiting art museums, theatres and galleries. Nightin Chisinau.|
|Day 2||VATRA: Visiting ethno-cultural complex Vatra at one of the festivals: Medieval, Ethno-Balkan, ethno-cultural, ethno-folk (depending on the month).|
|Day 3||OLD ORHEI: Visiting the open-air museum and the village which is keeping old customs and traditions; depending on the month visiting ethno-festival “Gustar”. Nightin Chisinau.|
1.Museum of Archeology and Ethnography. Founded in October 1889, the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography is the oldest museum in the country. It was originally established as a museum of agriculture but then expanded to embrace the study of Bessarabian culture. Today, the museum represents an important scientific and cultural institution with much international acclaim. The architect Vladimir Tsiganko adorned the building with a signature frontal façade which consists of triangular pediment supported by two Doric columns.
2.Pedagogical Museum. The National Pedagogical Museum of the Republic of Moldova was founded in 1974 as part of the Institute of Pedagogical Studies, and later – in 1976 – became an independent entity. The former house of engineer Serbinov, built in the late XIX century, is one of the few surviving pieces of the city’s old architecture. It fits ideally to house the museum collection, comprising over 15,000 items each of which is a rarity in its own right. The museum has five themed exhibition halls. The first hall documents the history of education in Moldova from the earliest times to 1917. The second room exhibits the history of education in Bessarabia and the Moldavian SSR from 1917 to 1940. The third room is dedicated to the history of education in wartime and post-WWII period.
Moreover, in order to revive the ancient custom of transhumance, the focus will be a fold of sheep with a true shepherd who will reveal the secrets of grazing.