Photo-documentary exhibition: Samuel von Brukenthal (1721-1803) – a European ahead of his time


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Host:

Muzeul Brukenthal, Piața Mare, Nr. 4-5, Sibiu 550163, România

About

 Photo-documentary exhibition: Samuel von Brukenthal (1721-1803) – a European ahead of his time
 Location: Brukenthal Palace, inner courtyard
 Duration: July – December, 2021
 Organized by: Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, Potsdam and the Department of Interethnic Relations
 Curator: Dr. Harald Roth
 Coordinator: Thomas Şindilariu
 Texts: Harald Roth and Thomas Şindilariu
 Translations: Petra A. Binder, Thomas Şindilariu (Romanian), Harald Roth (English)
 Graphics: Anna Dejewska
 Documentary contributions: Dr. Alexandru Sonoc (Brukenthal Museum)
 Communication and coordination contributions: Dr. Dana Hrib. Dr. Alexandru Chituță (Brukenthal Museum)
 Partners: Transylvanian German Democratic Forum, Department of Interethnic Relations, Samuel von Brukenthal Stiftung Foundation, Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, Potsdam, Brukenthal National Museum
 An action within the project "Samuel von Brukenthal (1721-1803) - an early European", Sibiu, Nocrich and Avrig, Sibiu County, July 25 - 28, 2021


Text from the organizers:
The exhibition presents, through 15 documentary panels in Romanian, German and English, a synthesis of the life and activity of Baron Samuel von Brukenthal, from his youth and educational training, to his role in the service of the Saxon nation, his career in the imperial administration, his activity as Governor of Transylvania, his profile as collector enthusiast, the cultural heritage left by him and its evolution until now.
Benefiting from a massive documentation and a strong contextualization at historical and geopolitical level in the Enlightenment era, this curatorial approach meets the public interest in the information related to the complex and visionary personality of Baron Samuel von Brukenthal.