THE TRANSYLVANIAN ARMENIANS' COLLECTION BECOMES ONE OF THE WINNERS AT 2010 BUCHAREST ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

PanARMENIAN.Net
October 13, 2010 - 19:54 AMT 14:54 GMT

The ninth edition of the 2010 Bucharest Architecture Biennale
designated the winners in the six sections of the competition:
architecture under 1000 sq m, architecture larger than 1000 sq
m, town planning, interior architecture, stage setting and object
design, monument restoration and the rehabilitation of buildings, and
architecture journals. The winners include the "Dinca Home, Borsa,
Maramures" (photo), "the Media and Design Academy, Mina C. Genk,
Belgium", "PUG Berzeasca", "Pilot exhibition - the Transylvanian
Armenians' collection", "the Evangelical Church Administrative Office,
Brasov, 17 Town Hall Square" or "Banat-Crisana Tourist's guides". The
exhibitions associated with the 2010 Bucharest Architec*ture Biennale
include "Rien Ne va Plus/ Faites vos Jeux" - a Dutch exhibition
on architecture at a time of crisis, the "Ro*ma**nian Architecture
Com*pe*tition Exhibition" or "2010 Magic Blocks - Behind the Concrete
Curtain", Nine oClock reported.

The Museum of the Armenians in Transylvania - Dumbraveni (Sibiu county)
was officially inaugurated on July 15th.

The initiative to establish a museum collection of the Transylvanian
Armenians belongs to the National Network of Romanian Museums and
its partners and is part of a broader project - Regeneration actions
for the Armenian community - financed by the governments of Iceland,
Liechtenstein, and Norway under the NGO Fund of the EEA Financial
Mechanism.

The museum is in the old medieval Apafi castle, in completely
refurbished hallrooms, and showcases the history, the religion and
the everyday life of the Armenians. The project is a perfect example
of public-private partnership with the town hall of Dumbraveni,
making the location available, with the Armenian Foundation providing
information about the community, and with the NGOs doing the relevant
work - rehabilitation of the historical monument, setting up the
museum collection, and training the personnel of the museum. The
project also aims at enhancing the touristic attractiveness and the
economic development of the town through the valorization of cultural
heritage. The delegation was also taken on a tour in the ancient
Armenian catholic church in Dumbraveni.




From: A. Papazian