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Braşov - Oraşul Memorabil Collection

Poster of the Oraşul Memorabil project displaying the old town hall of Braşov

The Brașov–Orașul Memorabil Collection gathers more than 4,500 scanned copies of personal and official photos illustrating the history of this Transylvanian city, everyday life in Romania under communism, the programme of so-called urban systematisation conducted during Ceaușescu’s regime, and the popular resistance to this arbitrary policy.


  • Braşov Șirul Ludwig van Beethoven 1, Romania 500123

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  • Romanian

Name of collection

  • Braşov Oraşul Memorabil Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • graphics: 10-99
  • photos: 1000-

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • local

Date of founding

  • 2010

Place of founding

Important events in the history of the collection

Access type

  • completely open to the public

Author(s) of this page

  • Petrescu, Cristina
  • Pintilescu, Corneliu


Oraşul Memorabil. 2017. “Despre proiect” (About the project). Accessed March 19, 2017.

Zahariade, Ana Maria. 2011. Arhitectura în proiectul communist: România 1944–1989 / Architecture in the communist project: Romania 1944–1989. Bucharest: Simetria.

Taloş, Ovidiu Marian , interview by Pintilescu, Corneliu, March 30, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2019-01-08 18:06:56