With the support of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales and Global Heritage Fund UK, the Kálnoky Foundation has restored a 17th-century manor house in Transylvania as part of the project ‘Heritage Initiative – The Museum of Transylvanian Life.’

SIGHISOARA, ROMANIA (December 6, 2016) – An exhibition on the history and culture of Transylvania, entitled ‘Heritage Initiative – The Museum of Transylvanian Life,” is approaching completion in the town of X. It is financed by the EEA Grants and the Government of Romania in accordance with the framework of the PA16/RO12 Conservation and Revitalization of the Natural and Cultural Heritage Program.

Spearheaded by the Kálnoky Foundation and INTBAU Scandinavia and with support from Global Heritage Fund UK and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, the exhibition centers around a 17th-century manor house that was completely restored over a period of X years. A museum is being set up around the manor house, and training courses have been held for the local population.

The project is expected to generate a viable alternative to the local cultural and tourism opportunities extant and it is complementary to local sustainable development strategies, with direct benefits in the field of improving life conditions in rural Romania.

Photos: painting of the restored castle by Lene Ørnhoft, Visit by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, the renaissance southern facade and lake, interiors details, neo-classicist northern facade and porch