May 162010

Versiune în română

For those unfamiliar with it, The Night of Museums is a cultural event organized together by multiple museums when all the participant institutions remain open late into the night and admittance is free. The idea behind the project is to introduce new people to cultural institutions. Articles I found on the web noted that on this year’s edition over 3000 museums in 39 countries remained open late Saturday night, May 15th. 12 museums took part in this year’s edition (the 6th) in Bucharest. As you can see from the photos, there were lines at the entrance, something that you never see otherwise. On the contrary, if you visit on a normal day you practically have the place to yourself. Most of the museums also had performance events, like plays, movies or music concerts. Today’s photos are from the National Art Museum, which presented a pantomime show called “The Statues” performed by Masca theatre company.

  2 Responses to “The Night of Museums”

  1. What lovely photos. I remember going to the Night of Museums in Cluj in 2007, it was fantastic. I’m not sure if any of the Glasgow museums were involved this year, but I know my favourite London museum (Horniman Museum) was.

  2. What a joy to see so many people. Guess will have to wait a while longer before participating, as the kid is still too young and usually I spend the early evening trying to bring him to bed.
    Please have a wonderful start into the new week.

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