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One of the most beautiful cities in Romania and Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2007, Sibiu charms everyone with its medieval look and vibrant cultural life. This small city hosts some of Romania’s finest museums and exhibits unique collections that boost Sibiu’s fame as a must-see cultural destination in Central and Eastern Europe. Here is our insider’s guide to the best art galleries and museums in Sibiu.
The European Art Gallery is the central part of the Brukenthal National Museum, extending on the four levels of the Palace that hosts its 12 permanent exhibitions. Its collections vary from gothic art, cartography and prints to the domain of Transylvanian medieval art or the special section featuring the 23 masterpieces ‘recovered from the 1948 confiscation and the 1968 theft’. The gallery has dedicated spaces for the German and Austrian painting schools, displaying some 500 creations dated from the 15th to the 18th century, but it also displays the works of Flemish, Dutch and Italian painters.
Opened in 2007 in the Teutsch House – a 19th century orphanage – the Museum of the Evangelical Church from Romania is a reference point for the history of the German minority in the country. Part of a wider initiative to protect this specific cultural heritage through the conservation of cultural artefacts including old archives from over 270 Evangelical communities across Transylvania, the museum is an essential step in safeguarding the culture and history of the Evangelical Church.
Be sure to stop by Art VO Gallery, the only private gallery of contemporary art in Sibiu. Opened in 2000, Art VO displays over 800 works across its permanent collection, so a visit here is a great choice if you are looking to discover emerging talent. Aiming to promote Romanian contemporary art locally and abroad and also to bring art closer to its public, the gallery represents young talented artists such as Daniele Turcu, Georgian Apostolache, Eva Mitala, or Andu Marginean.
Art VO Gallery, 10 General Magheru, Sibiu, Romania, +40 369 101 028