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Ciprian-Mircea Dobra

Principia Museum

Guide and Counsellor

Country: Romania


Ciprian’s passion for Roman history and the Roman Empire has led him to working within the Principia Museum in Romania, a small museum most known for its display of a portion of the 13th Gemina Legion’s headquarters as well as some ancient stone statue stands, altars and architectural items. His passion for this particular part of history has also led him to join a re-enactment group in Romania where he has developed a particular interest in Roman military equipment. Ciprian has created replicas of Roman military equipment for the members of the re-enactment group but also for a few museums in Romania and he has also delivered information about the Roman military characteristics to a number of Roman literature authors.

Ciprian’s role at the Principia Museum involves utilising his knowledge of Roman history to offer information and support for those who study Roman history, either by themselves or in organised groups, by collaborating with schools and universities around Romania to create programmes and open classes. Ciprian also works to organise various re-enactment events and different exhibitions, and to promote the museum as a whole.

Ciprian is studying for a PhD, which concerns The Evolution of Historical Reconstruction (Reenactment) in Romania.

At the British Museum

During his time on the International Training Programme Ciprian was based in the Department of Greece and Rome and his partner placement was spent at Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums in Newcastle.

Ciprian worked with Ketevan Chitashvili (Georgia) on his Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Never Ending Journey of Life.

Ciprian’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.