Muzeul Naţional de Artă al României
Museum With No Frontiers features a selection of Islamic Art objects from the National Museum of Art of Romania

Museum With No Frontiers features a selection of Islamic Art objects from the National Museum of Art of Romania

De la 10 Iulie 2019 10:00 până la 31 Decembrie 2019 23:59
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Art lovers worldwide can now admire thirty-five Islamic art objects from National Museum of Art of Romania on the web pages of the virtual Museum With No Frontiers (MWNF).

The selection for the MWNF virtual exhibition was put together by art historian Mircea Dunca, author of the accompanying entries. These provide information on the objects’ origins, provenance and date, along with historical and critical comments.

View the selection here 

These highlights from the museum’s Islamic Art collection complement an earlier selection of 15 Oriental carpets from the holdings of the National Museum of Art of Romania, featured in the Discover Carpet Art section.

Since the first exhibition in 1954, the museum’s Oriental art collection grew constantly, following two main areas of interest: Islamic art, on the one hand, Chinese and Japanese art, on the other.

With its over 5,000 art works, the museum’s Oriental art collection is the largest of its kind in Romania, comprising objects from the former royal collection, the Toma Stelian Museum, as well as donations and acquisitions. These are complemented by equally valuable Islamic art works in the museum’s collections of Romanian medieval art, decorative art, and in the Art Collections Museum. The virtual gallery on the MWNF site comprises works from all these various sources.

While the National Museum of Art of Romania permanent galleries of Oriental Art are closed for refurbishment and a thorough update in line with international conservation standards, temporary exhibitions bring the geographical and typological variety of the museum’s Eastern and far-Eastern collections centre-stage.

The Museum With No Frontiers runs a broad partnership scheme which includes prestigious institutions such as the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and other major museums all of them sharing the same wish to wider audiences easy access to cultural heritage throughout the world through the virtual display of information on artefacts, monuments, and archaeological sites.