“Miranda” on tour: Exhibition on the Roma Holocaust travelling the world

Objavljeno 22.5.2017.

Miranda – the Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the white man?, an exhibition aimed at the raising of public awareness of the genocide against the Roma people during World War Two, started touring the world – on 11 May 2017 it was opened at the Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia and on 15 May 2017 at the Riga Ghetto and Holocaust Museum in Latvia. In Tallinn, the exhibition was opened by First Vice-President of the Parliament of Estonia Enn Eesmaa, while the exhibition in Riga was opened by Mayor of Riga Nils Ushakovs. From 29 June to 31 August 2017, this exhibition, which is organised by the Finnish Creative Association for Arts and Culture DROM, will also be put on at the National and University Library in Zagreb.

Through Miranda's Eyes by Veijo Baltzar and Drom Association

Dear friends in Finland and the world: we are happy to present You Drom’s international project Through Miranda’s Eyes. Miranda exhibition’s European tour starts from opening in Tallinn, Estonia (Museum of Occupations) 11th May and Riga, Latvia (Riga Ghetto Museum) on 15th May 2017. See you there! You can read more about Miranda project at http://www.en.drom.fi/tme

Posted by Drom ry / Drom Association on 26. travnja 2017

The author of the exhibition is Veijo Baltzar, the president of DROM, and also Finnish Cultural Counsellor and one of the world-leading Roma writers and artists. The programme of the opening of the exhibition at the Library will include a lecture on the necessity of intercultural dialogue, particularly in relation to the Roma Holocaust, and a musical performance that will better acquaint visitors with the cultural tradition behind the unbreakable spirit of the Roma people.

Since 2012 this exhibition has been put on all around Finland and it will be featured as the central part of Through Miranda’s Eyes 2017–2018, an international touring project funded as part of the EU Europe for Citizens programme as well as from the resources provided by Sweden’s and Finland’s cultural funds. During its tour across Finland the exhibition managed to attract around one million visitors.

The aim behind Through Miranda’s Eyes is to provoke intercultural dialogue and, using the example of the publicly almost entirely neglected the Roma holocaust, provide a brand new perspective on European history and thus hopefully prevent its dark parts from happening again. Presenting Miranda as the Roma Anne Frank in an innovative way that managed to attract large audiences and owing to its being the first exhibition ever to feature the theme of the Roma holocaust which was also entirely produced by Roma themselves, Miranda – the Roma Holocaust. Who’s afraid of the white man? has so far become highly recognisable at international level.

Apart from Estonia, Latvia and Croatia, the exhibition will also visit Albania, Argentina, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and Ukraine. The exhibition’s finale has been scheduled for spring 2018, when it will be put on at the European Parliament, in Brussels.

If you have any questions regarding this project, or the exhibition, please contact Nina Castén, Communications Director at DROM (nina.casten@drom.fi, +358 44 5090683).