National Museum of Contemporary Art

The National Museum of Art of Romania is located in the former royal palace in Revolution Square, completed in 1837. It features collections of medieval and modern Romanian art, as well as the international collection assembled by the Romanian royal family.
The museum was damaged during the 1989 Romanian Revolution that led to the downfall of Nicolae Ceausescu. In 2000, part of the museum reopened to the public, housing the modern Romanian collection and the international collection; the comprehensive Medieval art collection, which now features works salvaged from monasteries destroyed during the Ceausescu era, reopened in spring 2002. There are also two halls that house temporary exhibits.