A unique Photography Museum to be created in Marosvásárhely/Târgu-Mureș

The first photo museum of the country would be funded by more than EUR 10 million; plans for the museum are set to be included in Romania’s NRRP plan to be submitted to the European Commission.

Csilla Hegedüs, secretary of state of the European Funds Ministry, informed mayors and vice-mayors of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (known by the acronym RMDSZ), district presidents, and county and local counselors about the details of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Hegedüs said that under this plan, all projects are eligible that have been developed beforehand and undergone at least one feasibility study. Local governments can apply for sewer networks, building renovations, and the development of energy efficiency. Also eligible are projects for building social centers, intensive care units for newborns, and emergency care units, as well as purchases of mobile medical equipment.

Additional funds are available for environmentally friendly buses, classroom equipment, informatics lab equipment, electric charging stations, and bicycle lanes. Significant amounts will also be given for the building of social and youth apartments, digital equipment in the transportation field, and setting up digital traffic lights.

County seats such as Marosvásárhely/Târgu-Mureș will be given EUR 18 million if they have a sustainable plan. Romania will have to hand in a professionally drafted plan to the European Commission, which is expected to sign off on it in September. Csilla Hegedüs said that Romania’s plan includes the creation of museums as well. One such establishment will be the Photography Museum in Marosvásárhely, in the Domokos House, from close to EUR 10 million.

This would be the first such museum in the country. According to the secretary of state, Marosvásárhely has a very rich history in photography. Since the beginning of the 19th century, more than 120 photo workshops have operated here, and all materials created in these workshops are kept partially in the collections of the Mureș County Museum.

Featured photo: Domokos House, the place for the future museum. (Photo: Vince Haáz)

Author: Blanka Székely