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Casa Macca Bucuresti Institutul de Arheologie Vasile Pârvan Bucharest Romania architecture 2

Casa Macca (Macca house) built in late XIX century by colonel Petre Macca and his wife Elena in Bucharest. Through her will, Elena donated the house to the Romanian state. It became an Antique Museum and, after communists came to power in late 1940’s, it became the Institute of Archeology Vasile Parvan.

It has not seen any restoration work for more than half a century, and today it is left to decay more and more as each day passes.

According to the manager of the Vasile Parvan Institute, the Romanian Academy offered to restore it in exchange for a segment of the house, which would be turned into a hotel-quest house. The commercial greed primes over the cultural aspect, as we see a generic tendency of the old city centers being filled with restaurants and shops, and with less and less museums.

According to the manager of the Vasile Parvan Institute, the Romanian Academy offered to restore it in exchange for a segment of the house, which would be turned into a hotel-quest house. The commercial greed primes over the cultural aspect, as we see a generic tendency of old city centers being filled with restaurants and shops, and with less and less museums and cultural centers.

Casa Macca represents an architectural work of art which is reminiscent of “Little Paris”, the name which Bucharest carried before WW2 severe bombardments and before communist mutilation.. and today’s “capitalist” neglect…

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The interwar “Antique Museum” inscription

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