Călăraşi became brighter after the building of the Museum of History and Ethnography in the town was architecturally illuminated, with the support provided by the European Union. Thus, the inhabitants of Călărasi, and also its guests will be able to admire the museum building in all its splendor, both during the day and at night. The architectural lighting of the building of the Museum of History and Ethnography in the city of Călăraşi was officially put into operation on February 9, during a festive ceremony.
The purpose of the installation is to highlight the architecture of the building of the Museum during the night, show the artistic and cultural value of the building, which will increase the tourist attractiveness of Călăraşi. The works were performed within the project implemented with the financial support of the European Union ‘Efficient Public Lighting in Călăraşi-Firefly in the Heart of Forests’ by the City Hall of Călăraşi, in partnership with IDIS ‘Viitorul’.
‘Today we are with the people of Călăraşi at this event to discuss the support provided by the European Union, which brings positive results for the benefit of the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. Among the most tangible results in Călăraşi we may mention the modernization of public lighting for the city and the stadium, architectural lighting for the museum, increased expertise for the local administration and better awareness of the local population regarding energy efficiency. These results will benefit the inhabitants and visitors of Călăraşi by reducing CO2 emissions, lower operating costs and increased comfort and safety in the night time. I am glad to see that this project promotes the values of the European Union in Călăraşi and we look forward to seeing the street lighting works successfully completed’, said Peter Michalko, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova.
In his turn, the mayor of Călăraşi, Ion Olari, mentioned: ‘Through the energy efficiency project, implemented with the EU support, we installed several artistic lighting fixtures at the Museum of History and Ethnography in the city, that represent a play of colors, and this highlights the architectural elements on the facade of the building. As a result, the appearances of the museum, but also of Călăraşi have improved, bringing added value to the visitors who want to come to know the city and all the skilled crafts in our region’.
‘Thanks to the architectural lighting, the History Museum in Călăraşi has become more attractive for citizens and tourists who visit this cultural institution with pleasure. We are grateful to the EU Delegation, but also to the project partners for making this achievement possible and for giving this tourist site a new light’, added Liubomir Chiriac, executive director of IDIS ‘Viitorul’ and project manager.
The works included the lighting of the constructive and ornamental elements of the building of the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi with 24 LED-based projectors for the architectural lighting. The museum courtyard is also lit by several modern lanterns. This will encourage the organization of cultural and artistic activities during the evening and in the night time in the territory of the museum and will constitute an additional element of motivation for the museum administration to enrich the calendar of events. The architectural lighting of the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi is particularly important because since 2017 the city of Călăraşi has been s part of a national tourist route.
‘The building of the Museum is the only one in Călăraşi which is, architecturally illuminated, and this is a premiere for our town This artistic lighting will encourage the passers-by to visit us, will attract new tourists and encourage us to hold several events in the museum courtyard. We strongly believe that the facade of the building of the Museum, highlighted by its light and color, will transpose the history of this land into images, lights and colors’, considers Mariana Iurcu, museographer at the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi.
The architectural lighting of the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi cost 145 thousand lei, and the electricity consumption has reduced by 30% as compared to January 2020.
‘The building of the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi has an artistic value because of the characteristic architectural elements it presents, and the architectural lighting project intended to highlight these elements at night. Special attention was paid to the light – to the harmony of the current colors of the facade obtaining a warm shade of colors. Also, the emphasis was on the efficiency of energy consumption to minimize the costs related to the system operation’, underlined the energy expert, Ion Muntean.
The architectural lighting of the Museum of History and Ethnography in Călăraşi is one of the objectives of the energy efficiency project in Călăraşi, implemented with the support of the European Union. The project involves the installation of a 21-kilometer lighting network and the architectural lighting of the History Museum in the city of Călăraşi. As a result, the project will ensure a real saving of 6,500 euros/year, will reduce CO2 emissions as well as maintenance and operating costs.