THE C.I. AND C.C. NOTTARA MEMORIAL MUSEUM

The C.I. and C.C. Nottara Memorial Museum is relocating from its original headquarters at No. 105 Dacia Boulevard. The measure is necessary as the building no longer corresponds to the heritage preservation norms, and the collection cannot remain open to the public in this location.

The building was administered by the Bucharest Municipality Museum in basis of a loan contract, without owning the building, which remains in the possession of Ana Nottara’s descendants.

 

Constantin C. Nottara studied in Paris and Berlin, was a teacher at the Conservatory, a violinist, and an orchestra conductor, drawing his inspiration from the diversity of Romanian folklore. He composed symphonies, chorals, lieders, opera and ballet music.

 

The collection includes a vast library containing about 7300 copies (belles-lettres, plays, journalism, dictionaries, and music sheets), as well as Louis XVI furniture, oriental tables, inter-war paintings, statuettes, and Severes and Alt Wien porcelain items. These objects were gathered by the musician Constantin C. Nottara throughout his travels across Europe, where he held numerous concerts.

 

The collection includes photographs, official papers, diplomas and medals, personal objects, as well as reverential decorative objects, received as gifts for various celebrations.

 

After finalizing the relocation process, the collection will be reorganized in order to once again be available to the public. In the meantime, the collection can be viewed thanks to a digital tour found on our website.