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European Heritage Days inaugurated in Moldova

20:39 | 13.09.2022 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 13 September /MOLDPRES/ - A ceremony on the inauguration of the European Heritage Days, held all over Moldova on 13-25 September, took place at the headquarters of the National Ethnography and Natural History Museum (MNEIN) today.     

Contacted by MOLDPRES,  MNEIN director Petru Vicol said that, taking into account the diverse schedule of the European Heritage Days, the Museum gave start to the events, through the reopening of the Hall No 2, The Nature, after repair and renovation works.    

According to Vicol, the natural heritage of Moldova, represented in the Hall No 2, which are in four sections: Dniester’s Hills, Codrii (The Forests), the Swamps and the Steppe, needs a special protection and a more careful attitude on behalf of the central and local authorities, as well as each citizen individually. The cutting of trees in the areas with forests, the pollution of waters and soil creates the danger of the disappearance of the species of the flora and fauna. Both the museums, universities and other institutions in charge of ecology and tourism represent a guarantee of education for heritage, as well as the residents’ reeducation in the spirit protection of nature, its transmission to the next generations as the most necessary and lasting heritage.     

Attending the event, Culture Minister Sergiu Prodan stressed that, during these days, events dedicated to the European Heritage Days would take place in all museum institutions of Moldova. The official stressed that the national cultural heritage must be preserved piously.  

The European Heritage Days is an initiative by the Council of Europe, starting from 1985; the first issue of the Days was held in France. Beginning with 1999, the European Union also got involved in their celebration and the permanent slogan became, Europe, a Common Heritage. Since 2002, Moldova has been marking the European Heritage Days, giving the participants the occasion to discover the variety and beauty of the cultural and natural heritage, which is less known to the wide public. This year, the Council of Europe chose the subject of Sustainable Heritage.


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