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Over 65,000 Visitors to Art Safari’s 9th Edition in Bucharest

Art Safari received over 65,000 art lovers in 2022, exceeding the expectations of a festival promoting cultural tourism.

Three months of cultural tourism in the center of the Capital were scheduled for the first season of 2022. Additionally, it signalled the beginning of the widely regarded concept of temporary exhibitions, which featured the exchange of exhibits with the Antipa Museum and the Technical Museum.

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According to Visit Bucharest, around 800 works of art worth over 14 million euros were housed in the historic Dacia-Romania Palace, which was a loan from 17 institutions in Romania, Germany, Spain, and Israel, as well as renowned private collections (the future headquarters of the Bucharest Pinacoteca).

The Dacia-Romania Palace received 65,127 visitors over its 6,000 square meters, and Night Tours remained the audience’s favourite tourist experience during the Art Safari. More than 4,000 visitors have chosen the night excursions in recent editions, benefiting from tour guides, live music, and cocktail parties.

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We conclude this Art Safari in a new format of approximately two and a half months, with the gratitude that we allowed many visitors to enjoy the exhibited works. We did not manage to keep the exhibitions open, for organizational and cost reasons, for six months, as long as an important exhibition should last; however, the longer duration of our exhibition editions seems to us to be a step forward. 

Ioana Ciocan, general director of Art Safari

Art Safari is preparing for its 10th edition, which will debut on September 23 this year. Until December 11, the Dacia-Romania Palace will host the exhibition „Seeking Truth – The Art of John Constable”, by curators: Dr. Emily Knight and Katharine Martin, which includes works by John Constable, but also by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Lorrain, William Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, Jacob van Ruisdael and others. The precious works, estimated at 100 million euros, are brought to Art Safari by the famous Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

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