The Comics Museum is a project sponsored by the artist Alexandru Ciubotariu. It began in 2011 as an actual space funded by the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) along with the Romanian Cultural Institute, the European Consortium of National Cultural Institutes (EUNIC) in Romania, the Belgian Comics Centre in Brussels and the Romanian Association of Comics Enthusiasts. The museum was opened on the fourth fl oor of the MNAC. Since then, a series of conferences, podium discussions with artists and editors, workshops, live drawing events, public readings and concerts have taken place. On October 16th, 2011, the museum closed its doors to the public, but remained active as an institution. It has developed various venues for promoting Romanian comics, from publications of comic books to exhibitions, workshops and conferences.