The book of the Sibiel icons

The book tells the story of the Transylvanian icons on glass, with a comprehensive and detailed presentation of the collection at Sibiel as well as a full account of the birth and development of the Zosim Oancea Museum. The book's seventy-two pages recount and illustrate pleasantly - by many coloured photographs - the extraordinary story which is the museum at Sibiel. The author is Giovanni Ruggeri, an Italian journalist, who has written much on Romania and Eastern Europe and has known Sibiel for many years.

Now avalaible in English and German. How to buy it

The book is available in English and German edition (2 different editions).
It costs 10 euro (+5 euro for shipping overall in Europe) and could be requested by mail to
For information on prices and methods of shipping worldwide send an e-mail to

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* General structure of the whole book: English, German.
* Some pages of the book in the real format: English, German.

Complemented by a foreword by the Archbishop of Sibiu and Metropolitan of Transylvania, IPS Laurenţiu Streza, and by an original memoir by Prof. Dorin Oancea, son of Fr Zosim Oancea, the book is a complete guide not only for intending and actual visitors to the museum at Sibiel but also for those wishing to know more about the phenomenon of Transylvanian icons on glass.

A multi-media presentation overall in Europe

The story and significance of icons on glass and of the Fr. Zosim Oancea Museum at Sibiel are the subject of a multi-media presentation (50 minutes long) by Giovanni Ruggeri, a journalist and author of the book on the museum and already shown in many centres in Europe. Those interested in organizing a showing of this presentation (public institutions, cultural centres, church groups, libraries, associations, etc.) which is available in all the main European languages and possible in any country can send an email to

The following is a list of the more notable venues where the presentation has been shown:


2008
ITALY

Como, City Library
Milan, Romanian Orthodox parish
Turin, Romanian Orthodox parish
Turin, Italian-Romanian Cultural Association 'Ovidio' (Chieri)
Venice, Romanian Cultural Institute

ROMANIA
Sibiu, 'Astra' District Library


2009
ITALY

Bergamo, Municipality of Ponte San Pietro Lodi, Rotary Club
Monza, Romanian Orthodox parish Padua, 'Columna' Cultural Association
Varese, Italy-Moldavia Association (Besozzo)
Verona, Cultural Mediators Association
Vicenza, Community of the Society of St. Paul


2010
AUSTRIA

Vienna, Romanian Cultural Institute

FRANCE
Paris, Romanian Embassy
Caen, Romanian Orthodox Parish
Mont-Saint Aignan (Rouen), MSA International & E.A. Cultural Society

GERMANY
Berlin, Romanian Cultural Institute
Munich, United Romanian Mission of Germany

HUNGARY
Budapest, Romanian Cultural Institute
Szeged, Romanian Cultural Institute

ITALY
Bergamo, University and S. Bartolomeo Cultural Centre
Bergamo, Catholic parish's Theatre (Crespi d'Adda)
Rome, Accademia di Romania
San Martino Buon Albergo (VR), The University of the Third Age
Vicenza, Festival Biblico


2012
ITALY
Torino, International Book Fair
Rimini, Roman Catholic Diocese and Travel Agency "Ariminum"


2014
ITALY
Urbino, Saint Clare of Assisi Monastery

ROMANIA
Mediaş, City Library "St.L.Roth"


Sibiu (Romania), 'Astra' District Library (2008)

Verona, Cultural Mediators Association (2009)

Rome, Accademia di Romania (2010)

Paris, Romanian Embassy (2010)

Berlin, Romanian Cultural Institute (2010)

Caen (France), Romanian Orthodox Parish (2010)

Munich, United Romanian Mission of Germany (2010)

Budapest, Romanian Cultural Institute (2010)

Szeged (Hungary), Romanian Cultural Institute (2010)

San Martino Buon Albergo (VR, Italy), The University of the Third Age (2010)

Vicenza, Biblical Festival (2010)

Lisbon, Romanian Cultural Institute (2011)

Mediaş (Romania), City Library "St. L. Roth" (2014)