"Mouseikon" - A new Icon Museum in Romania
A new icon museum revitalizes a historical monumental building restored in Romania
The project “Museikon. - A new icon museum revitalizes a historical monumental building restored in Alba Iulia” is conducted in partnership by the Alba County Council, National Museum of Unification in Alba Iulia, Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese of Alba Iulia and the University of Bergen - Norway. “Museikon”is financed under the Program PA16/RO12 "Preservation and revitalization of cultural and natural heritage", through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009- 2014.
The Icon museum is situated in an old military building in the old Alba Iulia fortification. It is a space that gathers different not only icons but religious artifacts from several confessions. It is a place where specialists and the public meet and interact. Along with expositions they produce workshops, edit publications, organize public events. It is a good place to visit in order to discover and explore the concept of icons.