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"Baltic smuggled amber, unavailable by DIICOT, capitalized by ANABI, exhibited at the museum"





European Museum Night - 2022 edition

"Baltic smuggled amber, unavailable by DIICOT, capitalized by ANABI, exhibited at the museum"


Buzau County Museum, an institution of culture, research and art, which operates under the authority Buzau County Council, based in Buzău, Aleea Castanilor, no. 1, announces the opening of the temporary exhibition "Baltic smuggled amber, unavailable by DIICOT, capitalized by ANABI, exhibited at the museum".

Organized in partnership with Ministry of Justice from Romania and National Agency for the Administration of Unavailable Assets, the exhibition will be open Saturday, May 14, 2022, begining with the hour 20:30, and can be visited until July 17, 2022.

The pieces to be exhibited, for the first time, at the Buzău County Museum, are the subject of a criminal case aimed at committing the crime of smuggling. Fossilized resin nuggets were illegally introduced into Romania by evading customs control. They were stored, transported and delivered to countries such as Poland, Hungary, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. Only the sustained effort and professionalism of the prosecutors of the Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism, the central structure, and the judicial police officers of the Directorate for the Fight against Organized Crime made more than 800 kg of amber, seized, with an estimated value between 400,000 and 3,200,000 $, to reach this unique exhibition project.


We look forward to seeing you at the museum!





Buzau County Museum

Buzau County Museum is the main museum institution in Buzau County. Its foundations were laid by Basil Iorgulescu and the development of the collections led to several stages of expansion. The current headquarters is the third. From 1977 until now it is housed in the building of the former Girls' School. The building, built between 1931 and 1937, is included in the list of historical monuments, being one of the most imposing buildings in the city.

The permanent exhibitions were opened here in 1980-1981, being subsequently modified and updated in 1986, 1990, 1999-2001, 2004, 2015-2017. The newest project was implemented after the complete restoration of the building (carried out in the period 2010-2015, based on the financing of 36,906,590 lei / 8,201,464 Euros offered through the Regional Operational Program 2007-2013).

In the 1980s and 1990s, the museum's collections became substantially richer as a result of archaeological research, acquisitions, and donations. In addition to the consistent collections of history and archeology, the museum's fund has grown steadily, enriching itself with valuable goods ethnographical, artist, numismatics and in the field of mineralogy and al natural sciences.

Under the auspices of the institution, a series of books were published ("Mousaios Library"), 2 annual scientific bulletins ("Mousaios" and "Annals of the Buzău”), Catalogs and monographs, fruit of the scientific research activity carried out within the museum institution.

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