Located in the center of Romania, in Sibiu, the ASTRA National Museum Complex is the most important ethnographic institution in Romania.
Conceived under the auspices of the Transylvanian Association for Romanian Literature and the Culture of the Romanian People – an institution founded in 1861 – the ASTRA Museum – then the Museum of the Association – opened its first exhibition on August 19, 1905.
The museum was born from the desire of the Romanians from Transylvania to define their own ethnocultural identity in the ethnic conglomerate of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and in the context of the cultural emancipation of all the peoples of Central and South-Eastern Europe.
How can I get involved ?
The ASTRA Museum recognizes the social value of volunteer activities as an expression of solidarity and social responsibility, as well as the professional value as an expression of the personal, professional, intercultural and linguistic development of the people who carry out these activities.
The restoration-conservation department within the ASTRA National Museum Complex, is specialized mainly for ethnographic heritage (monuments and movable cultural assets having a unique material base in the country).