|TRANSYLVANIA OPEN FORUM
a discussion on heritage and future with Professor Eliot Sorel MD, senior adviser to the exhibition Transylvania – Heritage and Future, and Caroline Fernolend, Vice-President of the Mihai Eminescu Trust. Thursday 28 October 2010, 6.30pm, at The Embassy of Romania,
Washington DC (1607 23rd Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008)
Following in the footsteps of the presentations of 15 and 21 October, held Jessica Douglas-Home and Caroline Fernolend, the President and Vice-President of the MET, the exhibition Transylvania – Heritage and Future proposes a follow-up that will capitalise on the experience of the entire project.
The exhibition Transylvania – Heritage and Future is centred on the Saxon villages of South-Eastern Transylvania, known in German as the Siebenburgen, and their recent rebirth as self-sustaining rural communities. As a sign of his support for the MET’s work and for this project in particular, HRH The Prince of Wales has agreed to record a message which will be played at the opening of the exhibition.
The goal of Transylvania Open Forum is to create an open platform for discussion on the topics of what the future holds for heritage in Transylvania, and how the restoration and regeneration of crafts, buildings, and the environment can be assisted and further encouraged.
Transylvania Open Forum is aimed at both the academic and business communities, and at the general public. The Forum will review the exhibition and the program presented in Washington. The public will be briefed by Caroline Fernolend and byProfessor Eliot Sorel MD, a fine connoisseur of Romania and Romanian culture, and one of this project’s main supporters. The speakers will explain the items in the exhibition, talk about the restoration and regeneration work of the MET, and also present the directions which these processes will take in the future.
Transylvania – Heritage and Future is organised by The Mihai Eminescu Trust, The Embassy of Romania in Washington, The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York, and The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, with the support of the Ratiu Foundation.