From: Bucharest, Museum
Adress: Calea Victoriei 49-53, București 010063
The museum is housed in the former Royal Palace and has a valuable collection of European art, as well as numerous Romanianand foreign masterpieces.
The National Art Museum of Romania was established in 1948, the year in which the buiding of the former royal palace on Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, heavily damaged by the bombings of 1944, was put to use. From the beginning, the museum had an encyclopedic character, grouping various collections of Romanian, European and Oriental art. It is the keeper of the most reprezentative Romanian medieval and modern art heritage, an indispensable tool for the knowledge of Romanian visual culture. Opened to the general public since 1950, The National Art Museum of Romania currently includes the National Gallery (with the Old Romanian Art Gallery and the Modern Romanian Art Gallery), the European Art Gallery as well as the historical spaces of the former royal palace (the Throne Hall, the Royal Dining Room, the Voievods’ Staircase).
The National Art Museum of Romania brings together tree other museums in Bucharest, which house unique collections of Romanian and international art – from the impressionist and post-impressionist periods. These museums are: Museum of Art Collections, Museum K.H. Zambaccian and the Theodor Pallady Museum, the latter operating in one of the oldest houses in Bucharest.