The first gathering was organized in the Urban Civilisation Museum from Brasov in a historical building, an architectural monument, considered to be a time tunnel. The participants gathered in the best place for the purpose of revitalisation of domestic activities, to emphasize the role and the beauty of working with the needle, the crochet or any other object our grandmothers and great grandmothers were using to customize or enrich the local apparel.
„We only find out about the used instruments, techniques, cuts, materials and other details when passing the doorsteps of such cultural institutions, an educational source for the community. We would like to thank the hosts for the invitation, for the special atmosphere that charmed us. We would also like to thank historian Dr. Alexandru Stanescu and curator Cristina Tanase for their presentations and we hope that this activity is the first of more to come”. declared Prof. Viviana Costan Moiseanu
The models in the museum came to life
The participants told us that „for each gathering, we take a group photo. Since the number of the members is growing, we must find a proper location to align for the group photo, so we went out of the museum. Passers-by, tourists in the area thought the models in the museum came to life. So, let’s make our museums come to life, become animated and appreciated at their true value!”
Old and new stories
These gatherings are an opportunity for sewing and crochet-knitting, but also for getting to know other people, juni or other members of the community in Schei, from whom the participants find out stories about the daily life in Schei, the oldest district in Brasov in the past. The event is organized by the Gathering in Scheii Brasovului and by the Association Ma Implic!
Ileana Gafton DRAGOS