“My Name was Constantin Basarab Brâncoveanu” is an invitation to find out how life might have been at the end of the 17th century and especially what it would have been like to be in the intimate circle of power. The first person narrative helps the visitors to get close to a character from so long ago. This exercise shows how similar we are in terms of our simple feelings, wishes, aspirations and sufferings to the people of the 17th century, such as Constantin Brâncoveanu.

On August 15th 2014 we commemorated 300 years since Constantin Brâncoveanu’s martyrdom and 360 years since his birth. This project aims to bring the contemporary man closer to the man of the recent past, whose manner of looking at life is not so different from ours. If, beyond the passing times, there exists a natural connection between people, then Constantin Brâncoveanu has something else to tell us, the people of today, but in different ways for each of us.

“My Name was Constantin Basarab Brâncoveanu”, a confession about a life lived “with an iced heart”, remains an ever relatable story. The exhibition is open at the Suțu Palace – the Bucharest Municipality Museum (2 I.C. Brătianu Street) from October 15th 2014 to March 30th 2015.

The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, October 15th, 12:00 at the Suțu Palace, with special guests: Professor Octavian Buda (UMF Carol Davila), Emanuel Bădescu (The Romanian Academy Libraru) and Mr. Constantin Șerban Cantacuzino.

Dr. Adrian Majuru