Researchers Night - Icons of the Hungarian Roma civil rights movement

September 12, 2019

RomArchive, the Digital Archive of the Roma makes the arts and cultures of Roma visible and illustrates their contribution to European cultural history. Its collection contains materials from the ten archive sections: Dance, Film, Flamenco, Literature, Music, Theater &Drama, Visual Arts, Politics of Photography, the Romani Civil Rights Movement, and the Holocaust („Voices of the Victims”). These materials focus on self-representation and have been acquired from private collections, museums, archives, and libraries around the world. Through narratives told by Roma themselves, RomArchive creates a reliable source of knowledge that will be accessible internationally on the Internet to counteract stereotypes and prejudices with facts.

We collect photos, images to make them visible, to make them know who were once the formative forces of the Hungarian Roma Civil Rights Movement. Without whom we would not be standing here either would the RomArchive exist. We wish to call upon the past, recognize and pay tribute to their work. With this exhibition, we wish to remember these icons.

During the exhibition, guided tours start in Hungarian at 7 PM and in English at 7:20 PM.

Time: September 27, 2019; 18-22h

Location: CEU, Nádor utca 15. Budapest, 1051, Hungary

Phone: (+36-1) 327 3000


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