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Moldova  2014  "National Museums of the Republic of Moldova" 

Issue Date 03.05.2014
ID Michel:   Stanley Gibbons:    UPU:  Category: pR
Author Alexandru Kornienco
Stamps in set 3
Value L1,20 - National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History
L2,0  - National Museum of History
L4, 0 -  National Museum of Fine Arts
Size (width x height) 46.00 x 27.50
Layout three  sheets of 10 stamps each with various coupons
Products FDC x 4 MC x3
Paper Coated (Glossy)
Perforation 14:14½
Print Technique Multicoloured, Offset Lithography
Printed by    
Quantity 20.000  , 10.000,  10.000
Issuing Authority Ministére de la technologie de l’information et des communications Republique de Moldova
National Museums of the Republic of Moldova on stamps from 2014

On  May 3rd 2014, Post of Moldova issued a set of stamps, shows three National Museums of the Republic of Moldova.  Stamps issued in mini sheets of 10 pieces: five rows of two stamps with various coupons in the middle. One of  a coupons of  a mini-sheet of  The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History stamps sheet shows fossilized skeleton of  Deinotherium Giganteum from the museums collection. (In 1995 the Deinotherium appeared on post stamp of Moldova already ).
The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History
The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History on stamp of Moldova 2014
A Stuart on postal stationary of Moldova 2005
Baron A. Stuart on postal stationary of Moldova 2005
The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History is the oldest museum in Moldova, located in Chisinau, the capital of the country. It was founded in October 1889 by initiative of Baron A. Stuart. At the beginning it was museum of agriculture and was situated in another building. The name of museum has changed for several times however the main idea – research of nature and culture of Bessarabia – had never changed. The building of museum was constructed in 1903-1905 by the project of architect V. Tsigankov. This is the building the museum is situated in till present day.
Nowadays the museum is an important scientific and cultural center of Bessarabia which is also known abroad.
The museum is divided into 2 logical parts. The first one is dedicated to flora and fauna on the territory of Moldova. Here visitors can see the modern flora and fauna of the country  and also how it looked many years ago, how the nature  changed. The history of nature development from Achaean till nowadays is shown there. The other part of the museum is dedicated to people living on this territory, their customs and traditions. Here visitors see many ancient things which where used in every-day life. Here thehistory of their developing is visible. Traditional costumes, interior of house and the scene of local wedding are of great interest. The museum also has its own botanical garden which was based in 1906. It was the first botanical garden in Bessarabia and it exists till nowadays.

The museum includes geological, palaeontological, zoological, entomological, archaeological ethnographic and numismatic collections. Among the showpieces of museum there are also the unique ones. For instance, the skeleton of gigantic mammoth-like prehistoric animal - Deinotherium Giganteum who lived during the Pliocene Epoch (5.3 million to 1.8 million years ago), shown on one of coupons of the sheet. The skeleton was discovered in 1966.
Deinotherium Giganteum at The National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History of Moldova
Deinotherium ("terrible beast" ) was a large prehistoric relative of modern-day elephants that appeared in the Middle Miocene and survived until the Early Pleistocene. During that time it changed very little. In life, it probably resembled modern elephants, except that its trunk was shorter, and it had downward curving tusks attached to the lower jaw.
The way Deinotherium used its curious tusks has been much debated. It may have rooted in soil for underground plant parts like roots and tubers, pulled down branches to snap them and reach leaves, or stripped soft bark from tree trunks. Deinotherium fossils have been uncovered at several of the African sites where remains of prehistoric hominid relatives of modern humans have also been found. Deinotherium's range covered parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe. Adrienne Mayor, in The First Fossil Hunters: Paleontology In Greek and Roman Times, has suggested that deinothere fossils found in Greece helped generate myths of archaic giant beings.
 
The National Museum of History of Moldova on stamp of Moldova 2014
The National Museum of History of Moldova (Romanian: Muzeul Național de Istorie a Moldovei) is a museum in Central Chişinău, Moldova.
Over 263,000 exhibits, 165,000 of which belong to the national heritage, are exhibited in the National Museum of History, founded in 1983 on the former Regional Lyceum. It is situated on 121a, 31 August 1989 str., in the historical center of Chişinău. In the museum yard there is the Capitoline Wolf, the copy of the one in Rome. Every year almost 15 exhibitions are held in the museum; which are important events in Moldova. The museum is structured into many scientific sections: Ancient History and Archaeology, Medieval History, History of Basarabia, Contemporary History, Treasures.

The National Museum of Fine Arts on stamp of Moldova 2014
The National Museum of Fine Arts (Romanian: Muzeul Naţional de Artă) is a museum in Chişinău, Moldova, founded in November 1939 by Alexandru Plămădeală and Auguste Baillayre.
In 1939, the sculptor Alexandru Plămădeală selected some 160 works of Bassarabian and Romanian artists in order to set up the first Picture Gallery of Chişinău whose director was Auguste Baillayre, painter and professor at Ecolle de Belle Arte of Chişinău. The first museum of Bassarabian fine art was opened on November 26, 1939; its successor becomes National Art Museum of Moldova. In the first days of World War II, the art pieces displayed in the Gallery, together with others donated by the Ministry of Culture and Cults of Romania were loaded into two lorries and delivered to Kharkiv; the destiny of these collections remains unknown until present.  The building of the museum (architect Alexander Bernardazzi) is a monument in Moldova.
 
Related:
Moldova 1995 "Exhibits from the National Ethnographic Museum"
Moldova 1970  post card "National Ethnographic Museum"Moldova 2005 prepaid cover "National Ethnographic Museum"Moldova 2009 prepaid cover "National Ethnographic Museum"Moldova 2014  post card "National Ethnographic Museum"



Products

FDC Mini Sheets
FDC of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014 MS of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014
Circulated covers
First Day Cover of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014 Special Cover of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014
  Maxi Cards (back side is here ) Post Card ( back side of used card is here )
Maxi Cards of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014 Post Card of National Museums of the Republic of Moldova stamps from 2014



References: WorldOfMoldova  MoldovaStamps.org  Wikipedia    

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