The "Sever Bocu" Press Museum


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Str. Lorena, nr. 35, Jimbolia, Romania, 305400


The "Sever Bocu" Press Museum is a unique institution in Romania, opened in 2007 at the initiative and through the efforts of the poet Petre Stoica (1931-2009), with the support of the Local Council and Jimbolia City Hall.

The museum's collection includes publications from the first half of the 19th century on the territory of Romania and in the diaspora (Bessarabia, northern Bucovina, Cadrilater, Serbian Banat, Hungary, Vienna, Paris etc.), in Romanian, German Hungarian, Serbian, French, English, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Italian, Turkish, Hebrew languages etc., from different fields (literature, history, medicine, industry, sports, fashion etc.).

It was significantly enriched through the donation made by the Astra Library in Sibiu and is structured chronologically (19th century, 1900-1950, 1951-1989, after 1990), depending on the language in which the publication appeared and geographically - in the country (the city where it was published: Bucharest, Arad, Timisoara, Cluj, Sibiu, Braşov, Blaj, Iaşi etc.) or diaspora (Cernăuţi, Chişinău, Silistra etc.), being inventoried and highlighted in registers: daily newspapers, magazines, etc.

The museum owns the oldest publications on the current territory of Romania.

Since its opening, the museum has been thought of as a living space, a documentary point for students, researchers, etc., a place where are organised thematic exhibitions, communications sessions, symposiums, book launches, journalism camps.

The collection of the museum is continuously enriched, the sources being paid or free subscriptions, donations made by editorial offices, institutions and individuals in the country and abroad.

Text and photo source: (foto - Theophil Soltesz)

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