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The award was inaugurated in 1973 by the Council of Europe. The candidates are new museums or museums after radical reorganization or extension. The main goal was to discover and promote new ideas in European museums.

In 1996, EMYA was awarded for the first time to an East European museum, the Romanian Peasant Museum from Bucharest. His Majesty Queen Fabiola handed the EMYA trophy, The Egg by Henry Moore to the director Horia Bernea. In his speech, the EMYA president, Kenneth Hudson, said:

“My colleagues and myself are convinced that the Big Prize of this year must be given to the Romanian Peasant Museum from Bucharest. The wonderfull collections of objects are presented and interpreted with exceptional imagination and skill, in an original style with great impact on the visitor. The director of the museum is loved and respected by his colleagues and his artistic formation has helped him build a museum that goes beyond the traditional level of display and creates a whole more important then the sum of parts. Horia Bernea is an exceptional man and we are sure that the European museum world will hear much more of him in the future. He, as well as the museum, is destined to have an international influence.”

Other awards:
Margareta Sterian Award for best exhibition (1993, 2001 and 2003)
“Hospitality Award” (Ministry of Tourism), 1995
National Cultural Patrimony Awards: “Horia Bernea” National Museography Award for the exhibition “Work. Fire – Water – Wind, 2002; “Vasile Dragut” Award, 2002;
“Al.Tzigara-Samurcas'' Award, 2003.
National Committee ICOM Award for the exhibition “Tiles”, 2002.
Multimedia Award for the CD series “Face to face”, 2002.
Multimedia Award for the “Info Kiosk”, 2003.
“Mihai Bacescu” Award for the patrimony obtained in 2004 for the project promoting the cultural patrimony in Tara Hategului, in partnership with GeoMedia Center, Geology Museum and “Grigore Antipa” Museum.
Honorable mention awarded by the National Committee ICOM (2005) for the thematic concept of the exhibition Icons. Spiritual abstractions displayed at Chateau –Edgar Mèlik Museum, Cabriés, France.

Decades of Visual Memory - Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon




We are pleased to invite you to the viewing of the exhibition Decades of Visual Memory -Photographs by Ana and Gheorghe Tripon, at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, June 3rd - July 18th, with the opening on June 3rd, at 5 pm.
 

The exhibition dedicated to the photographers Ana and Gheorghe Tripon includes photographs taken by them between 1958-1992, as well as a few taken by unknown photographers during the first half of the 20th century – before their time. Located in Băița, Hunedoara County, România, the two photographers portrayed places, people, the important moments in their lives, social events, and the costumes and textiles specific to the region. Their photographs are mostly monochrome (black-and-white,) but there are also some in color, and some that have been colored.

The photography of Ana and Gheorghe Tripon served the need of Băița region community members to immortalize in images the people they loved, capturing the important moments in their lives. Along with the fulfillment of this mission, their photographs convey the documentary value of recording people's life style, and the traditional physical assets of the region – the architecture, the costume and the home-made textile inventory.

The rapid transformations that occurred during the 20th century can be observed throughout the Tripons’ photographs, and we can establish connections between various eras.

In today's context, when photography produces instant images, Ana and Gheorghe Tripon’s photography, which from photo shoot to film processing was the result of an intense creative labor but also of technical accuracy, remain unique.

The photographs included in the exhibition belong to the following collections: Ana Tripon, The Textile Museum, Nicșa Family, Elena Țucă, and Victoria Tripon.

The exhibition is organized by the Textile Museum in collaboration with the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant.

 




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