Friday, August 16th 2019

Heritage items digitalized in Tulcea, in the E-cultura project initiated by the Culture Ministry

„Gavrilă Simion Eco-Museum Research Institute in Tulcea has begun digitalizing heritage items that it holds. The action is included in the E-cultura project, initialized by the Culture Ministry. 41 000 items owned by museums in Tulcea will be introduced on an platform called, that will be available to the public and to specialists.

Sorin Ailincăi, manager of the institute: The Institute made an engagement to digitalize a number of 41 000 items, which is quite a lot, and this will be a starting point to digitalize the whole heritage we hold. For now, we take pictures of the selected items. Our specialists fill in some forms about sizes, the description of the pieces and so on and we will take them to the Culture Minister, which manages the project. At the same time, we are involved in several other projects but I believe that we will manage to complete this one.

Six European countries, including Romania, say they can receive some of the migrants on Open Arms

Three migrants embarked in the Mediterranean Sea on the humanitarian vessel Open Arms, blocked on the Italian coast, were emergently evacuated for medical reasons, announced, on Friday, the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms. After this night evacuation on the island of Lampeduse, 134 migrants remained on board. This is the sixth time migrants on Open Arms are evacuated. Six countries in the European Union, including Romania, said they are ready to receive some of the migrants on the Open Arms but the Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini has refused, so far, to allow them to disembark, says France Presse agency.

Mocăniţa, in Maramureş Mountains, has derailed again

Mocăniţa, on the narrow pass of the Vaser River in Maramureş Mouintains, has derailed again, for the second time in less than a week but the circulation has been resumed after the wagon was reset on track. Today nobody was hurt but on Saturday 12 people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The Territorial Inspectorate in Maramureş considered that the accident that happened a few days ago was serious and that it endangered the life of the tourists in the 11 coaches. Apparently, small derailments are common for the Mocăniţa but the Saturday accident was more serious because the engine of the train overturned out of the tracks. Since the ’90s, the Mocăniţa train is one of the main attractions of Maramureş./aionita