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Preservation – Restoration and valorisation of wooden churches PETRINDU ȘI CIZER.

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The general objective is the valorisation of historical monuments from the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania – Section in open air, respectively the restoration and preservation of wooden churches Petrindu and Cizer, in view of increasing attractiveness for tourists in Cluj County and in Transylvania.

  • Valorisation of historical monuments Wooden Churches Petrindu and Cizer by restoration and preservation.
  • Increasing the tourist potential of Cluj County by illustration of tourist circuit of rehabilitated cultural patrimony from the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania – Section in open air – wooden churches Petrindu and Cizer.
  • Strengthening of bilateral relationships between a local public authority and a cultural entity from Romania ad a Norwegian NGO of urban architecture in view of valorising the local cultural patrimony.

In the video below, Tudor Sălăgean, the manager of the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania, gives us a brief history of the other activities within the project “Conservation – restoration and enhancement of the wooden churches Petrindu and Cizer“:

The restoration of the small churches was completed on July 12, 2016 and was an absolute success.

The structure of the two churches was rebuilt, the roof covering was replaced and, especially, the painting of the interior of the two churches was restored, of exceptional value from the 18th century, with the mention that the church in Petrindu could date back to the 16th century. in the 17th century. The whole restoration period was very laborious. A team coordinated by Mrs. Dana Postolache and Mr. Ioan Darida, well-known restoration experts throughout Romania managed over thirty people, in a sustained work regime – sometimes almost day and night – and thus oversaw the performance to complete this project on time despite difficulties due to cold weather. Tudor Sălăgean further points out that the Norwegian partners from Nordic Urban Design Association, Håkon Iversen and Trond Tystad, played an important role in carrying out the project of the two restored churches and with them the entire Ethnographic Park.

Project website I Norwegian Dictorate of Cultural Heritage