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The National Culture Day opens the 2015’s series of philatelic events The Romanian National History Museum – A new beginning

Wednesday, January 14th, 2014, Romfilatelia attended the event The Romanian National History Museum – A new beginning, dedicated to the National Culture Day.

The event took place in the welcoming location of the Romanian National History Museum and was attended by H.E. Mr. Klaus Werner Johannis, Romania’s President, Ioan Vulpescu, Minister of Culture, members of the Parliament, deputies, members of the Cultural Committee in Parliament, as well as media representatives.
The Director General of the Romanian National History Museum and moderator of the event, Mr. Ernest Tarnoveanu Oberlander, opened the series of speeches, followed by the President of Romania, the Minister of Culture and the Director General of Romfilatelia.

Marking the National Culture Day for the first time as head of state, H.E. President Klaus Johannis mentioned that the Romanian National History Museum is “the place in Bucharest’s downtown that best illustrates the merits of the Romanian state in terms of culture and history”, being the “depositary of the country’s Historical Treasure and fundamental testimonies”.

The event was organized in the context of the National Culture Day, celebrated on January 15th, symbolically marking a new start, not only in terms of reorganizing the Romanian National History Museum, but being also a new beginning in the philatelic series and events of 2015.

As stated by Romfilatelia’s director general, Mrs. Cristina Popescu, the Romanian philately marked the National Culture Day “through a special philatelic product, a postal stationery dedicated to the Romanian National History Museum – A new beginning, institution whose treasury was illustrated in the philatelic heritage since 1971.”

Created into a graphic and artistic manner, the postal stationery reproduces elements of Romanian history, such as a Dacian gold bracelet from Sarmizegetusa Regia and a fragment of Trajan’s Column. The museum logo and the postage stamp depicting its building complete the concept of the postal stationery.

At the end of her speech, the director general of Romfilatelia added that the company will continue its work to promote, through the Romanian postage stamp, national symbol and state emblem, the most representative themes for our country: “We will continue to issue postage stamps to remember, and to remind those who come after us about this wonderful symbol which marks events, traditions, personalities who create the identity of the Romanian people.”

Moreover, the head of state made a short addendum before officially presenting the philatelic product: “Before I sign, it is a great pleasure to say that it is not the first time I have the chance to sign such an edition, issued on a special occasion, the first time being in 2007 in the context of Sibiu, European Cultural Capital, and if our project, The Centenary of Modern Romania, will become reality, we shall happily remember this moment.”

At the end of the event dedicated to the National Culture Day, H.E. Mr. Klaus Werner Johannis, President of Romania, together with the director of the Romanian National History Museum signed the philatelic panel made on this occasion, and the President stamped the postal stationery issued by Romfilatelia.

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