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October 5, 2022

First Roma Culture Museum to open in Bucharest, Monday

The first ever Romanian Roma Culture Museum will be inaugurated at Bucharest’s District 6 Hall, on Monday, Feb 18, 11.00 am. The event is occasioned by the anniversary celebration of the “Roma Liberation Day” (February 20, 1856), according to a Mediafax communiqué which says that, most often than not, when the Roma ethnic group is a topic of public discussion, information is often replaced by prejudice and stereotypes. The project originators therefore  considers necessary the opening of a  forum-type Roma Culture Museum, and not just a mere presentation of representative artifacts, but a dynamic ensemble of ideas and stories illustrated through objects, installations and people, so that the museum would generate a genuine debate at all levels of the public – general, journalists, pupils, students, teachers, academics etc. The museum will be erected by the KCMC Organization, together with the ButiQ Romano Association, on land provided by the District 6 Hall. In March of 2011, the date of February 20 was officially decreed as “Roma Liberation Day”. The event is organized by the Romano ButiQ Association and the KCMC Organization, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, District 6 Hall and the National School for Political and Administrative Studies Bucharest (SNSPA).

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