8 Nov 2017

Deepening cooperation with Romania

In mid-October 2017, the Directors of the Institute of Art Studies and the Institute of Archaeology and History of Art of Cluj-Napoca, Romanian Academy, signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation. The Institute of Archaeology and Art History was established in 1990 as a successor to the Romanian National Historical Institute, the Romanian Institute of Classical Studies and the Romanian Art History Seminar, going back to the 1920s. The archaeologists from the Romanian institute carry out archaeological excavations in the lands of ancient Dacia on the sites of Sarmizegetusa Regia, Blidaru, Costeşti, Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Germisara, Porolissum, etc. The historians of Antiquity also publish the Revista Ephemeris Napocensis journal. Their greatest achievement for now is a bilingual (in Romanian and German) Topografia monumentelor din Transilvania. Since 1991 the researchers have been publishing the Ars Transsilvaniae annual on medieval and premodern art.
Some of the Romanian colleagues are already working on collaborative projects with experts from the Institute of At Studies, yet the memorandum opens up new horizons for cooperation under European projects, exchange of specialists under a bilateral agreement, of literature, doctoral students, etc.