The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, a public cultural institution that functions under the authority of the Cluj County Council, in collaboration with the Romanian Ornithological Society, invite you on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 5:00 p.m., to the NIGHT OF THE NIGHTINGALES 2023.
The event is at its 10th consecutive edition in Cluj and it will take place in the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park.
“...the alleys of the Ethnographic Park will be our classrooms, where we will tell the participants about the birds of Cluj, their role and place in our lives and in nature. We will give advice on how we can have balconies, gardens and nature-friendly cities, something extremely important for our well-being, especially as residents of one of the most dynamic localities in the country, a status that often translates into attacks on green spaces, both from the interior and the periphery”, said the coordinator of the Night of the Nightingales project, Teodora Domșa.
The program will be as follows:
– 17:00 – 18:40 guided tours by biologists and SOR collaborators (guiding in Romanian and Hungarian)
– 17:00 – 19:00 workshops for the little ones
– 17:00 – 20:00 exhibition dedicated to the microscopic life of birds
– 19:00 – 20:00 instrumental recital performed by artists Bíró Zsuzsa (harp), Teodora Buia (violin), Carina Coste (flute), Sergiu Cebotari (clarinet), Adela Hania Greab (cello), Alexandru Lazăr (piano), Emanuel Vots (viola), Sonia Vulturar (violin), who will perform works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Danzi, Sonia Vulturar, Antonio Vivaldi, Camille Saint-Saëns and Maurice Ravel.
The ornithological tours, the workshops and the concert are free, but the entrance ticket to the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park has an entry fee.
About the Romanian Ornithological Society
The Romanian Ornithological Society (SOR) is one of the most active independent bird conservation organizations in Romania. An award-winning NGO, SOR has been working to protect wild birds and their habitats in Romania for over 30 years. Our mission is to ensure that our unique bird populations are protected and Romania’s wonderful natural places are not exploited and destroyed by harmful development. We want to inspire people to contribute to the protection of birds and habitats in Romania and, with their help, to ensure that our future generations will also enjoy them.
About the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography
The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography is the first ethnographic museum in Romania. It was established in 1922 and it began to officially function on January 1, 1923. It is the first Romanian museum established based on a scientific program, and great specialists of the era contributed to its creation. The institution was housed in various buildings in the city, and since 1957, the Museum has been assigned its current headquarters, the historical “Reduta” building on 21, Memorandum street, which currently houses the pavilion section of the museum. A second section of the museum is the open-air one, the “Romulus Vuia” National Ethnographic Park, the first open-air museum in Romania, established on June 1, 1929. The houses exposed in the open-air section are among the oldest and most valuable architectural monuments from Romania’s ethnographic heritage.