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Razvan Theodorescu, Member of the Romanian Academy, Minister of Culture and Cults (PSD)

Razvan Theodorescu
Member of the Romanian Academy
Minister of Culture and Cults

Born: May 22, 1939, in Bucharest

Bachelor, two children


  • 1955-1963 - Faculty of History, University of Bucharest (studies interrupted between 1959-1961, being excluded from the University on political grounds. Employed all this time as a non-qualified worker)
  • 1968 - Specialization in France

Academic Activity

  • 1972 - PhD in historical Sciences of the University of Bucharest
  • 1993 - Corresponding Member of the Romanian Academy
  • since November 2000 - Full Member of the Romanian Academy

Professional Activity

  • 1963-1987 - Scientific Researcher at the Romanian Academy Institute of Arts History
  • 1972-1977 - Deputy Director of the Institute of Arts History
  • 1990 -  Professor at the University of Fine Arts, Bucharest
  • 1990-1992 - General Director of the Romanian Television Society
  • 1992-2000 - Member of the National Audiovisual Council
  • 1994-2000 - General Secretary of the International Association of South-East European Studies (AISEE)
  • 1995 - Rector of the Academy for Studies on History of Culture and Religions
  • Since 1995 - head of UNESCO chair of South-East European Studies at the University of Fine Arts
  • Since 2000 - Rector of "Media" University
  • Since November 2000 - Senator, Iasi Ward
  • Since December 28, 2000 - Minister of Culture and Cults

Publishing Activity

University courses

  • History of the European Civilization, University of Fine Arts
  • History of Romanian Ancient Art, University of Fine Arts
  • Art Typology in Christian East, University of Fine Arts

Published Works

  • "Byzance, Balkans, Occident at the beginnings of Romanian Medieval Culture" (X-XIV Centuries), Romanian Academy Publishing House, 1974
  • "A Millennium of Art at Danube's Mouth (400-1400)", Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1976
  • "Medieval Itineraries", Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1979
  • "The Stone of the Three Prelates", Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1979
  • "Approaching the History", Sport-Turism Publishing House, Bucharest, 1980
  • "Romanians' Civilization between medieval and modern. The Image Horizon (1550-1800)", I-II, Meridiane Publishing House, Bucharest, 1992
  • "Roads to yesterday", Publishing House of the Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest, 1992
  • "The 900 days of manipulation", Tinerama Publishing House, Bucharest, 1994
  • "The Moldavian Mural Painting of XV and XVI Centuries", UNESCO Publishing House, Bucharest, 1995
  • "Romanians and Balkanians in the South-East European Civilization", Encyclopedic Publishing House, Bucharest, 1999
  • "A Touch of History", Publishing House of the Romanian Cultural Foundation, Bucharest, 1999
  • Over 600 studies and articles published in various magazines in Romania and abroad


  • Corresponding Member of the Archeological Society of Athens (since 1990)
  • Honorary Member of the Academic Society (since 1997)
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (since 1998)
  • Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters (since 1998)

Orders and Awards

  • Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic (1997)
  • Laureate of Bernier Prize of the Institute of France
  • "Nicolae Balcescu" Prize of the Romanian Academy
  • "Herder" Prize of the University of Vienna
  • "Nicolae Iorga" Prize of the International Ecumenical Center for Spiritual Dialogue
  • Prize of "Flacara" Revue


  • Official: Ministry of Culture and Cults, 1, Piata Presei Libere, Sector 1, 71341 Bucharest, Phone: +40-1-222.3723, Fax: +40-1-223.4951

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