Pre-defined project

Pre-defined project

Project: „Open Heritage: Increased public accessibility to multi-ethnic heritage values in the Astra Museum”

Project promoter: ASTRA National Museum Complex, Sibiu

Project Partner: Museum of South Trøndelag (MiST), Trondheim, Norway

Project duration: 40 months, but no later than 30.04.2017

Total maximum eligible project cost: 3,692,147.27 euro, out of which 3,500,054 euro represents the initial financial allocation, 95,887.37 euro represents the budget for the additional activites approved in Round 1/2016 and 96,205.90 euro represents the budget for the additional activities approved in Round 2/2016

Project grant rate: 100%

Planned project activities:

  • a new indoor museum (Transylvanian Civilisation) and entrance facility to the Open Air Museum;
  • activities aimed at the restoration and reconstruction of a Roma homestead;
  • a complex cultural animation & education program focusing on inclusion of minorities (indoor and outdoor exhibition path) activities with a focus on the preservation of at least 14 buildings;
  • activities with the aim of preserving at least 2,000 cultural objects of cultural heritage value;
  • activities aimed at the development of a permanent indoor exhibition on mobile and immobile minorities’ heritage and two temporary exhibitions, of which one in Norway;
  • activities aimed at documenting cultural history and exchange of experience and best practices with the Museum of South Trøndelag, Trondheim, Norway;
  • landscaping in the area of the 18 monuments and conservation / maintenance works.
  • development of an educational program "Learning diversity";
  • educational activities and workshops organized under the program "Learning diversity";
  • exchange of good practices with the Norwegian project partner through a seminar and workshops called "Disability, another form of diversity"

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Finalised works, November 2015


Executed works, September 2015


Project news



The Multicultural Museum Pavilion was created – the new access to the open air museum and the headquarter for ASTRA Museum of Transylvanian Civilization storing 136,993 cultural objects. The new building hosts exhibition halls, deposits, galleries and office spaces.




Restoration and conservation activities of 18 ethnographic monuments on the Path of Ethnic Minorities;


Restoration and conservation of 2,000 museum objects;

Aheritage interpretation programme – Anima ASTRA, a summer programme that gathered different craftsmen and was meant to revive and re-contextualize the heritage belonging to ethnic minorities;


ASTRA Multicultural, an event dedicated to making cultural heritage of ethnic minorities accessible for the general public;


Research and documentation of ethnic minorities in partnership with the Norwegian partner which resulted in one publication and a common exhibition organized both in Romania and Norway;


A training course for Cultural Entertainers, with 20 participants


An educational programme Learning Diversity, promoting the diversity of cultural expression and intercultural dialogue;


38 jobs created in ASTRA Museum;

The number of visitors increased by 20% in the first year since the opening of the new building.


Șeica Mică. Multiculturalism on Târnava Mare

Frâncești. Călușari

Zăbala. Interethnic influences


MILA 23. The cradle of Lipovans

ASTRA Multicultural