Czech Republic: Museum of Roma Culture opens part of its exposition

Museum of Roma Culture located in Brno, the second biggest city in the Czech Republic, is opening the first part of its constant exhibition. The newly-opened part of the permanent exhibition comprises two rooms out of the total of six exhibition rooms. Two rooms - No. 5 and No. 6 - will be opened tomorrow under auspices of Czech ombudsman Otakar Motejl. They will show 'Story of Roma' in the Czech Republic since 1945 till today.

The room No. 5 presents the basic lines and developments of the state approach to the Romany issue during 1945-1989. It includes eyewitness reflections on the events, as well as the development of Romany culture and traditions during this period. Documents, writings and photographs of the period, and three-dimensional objects with an audio-visual accompaniment are exhibited.

The Museum of Roma Culture was established in 1991 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Its establishment was the result of the efforts of a group of Romany intelligentsia and Romany studies and related study fields professionals. The Museum has become the center for research, documentation and presentation of Romany culture, history and contemporary developments, which makes it a unique institution of its kind in the European context. Since 2005, the Museum has become a state subsidy organization of the Czech Ministry of Culture.

The Room No. 6 offers a mosaic of contemporary trends marking the relationship between Romany communities and the majority population in the Czech Republic since 1989. The exhibition is composed of newspaper clippings and video-loop with interesting TV stock shots and clips from reports and documents on the life of Roma in the Czech Republic as well as abroad.

Museum of Roma Culture (Muzeum romske kultury)
Bratislavska 67

Opening hours
Tue - Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p. m.
Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p. m.
(Dzeno Association)