The European Cultural Heritage Summit 2018 took place between 18-24 June 2018 in Berlin. Within the summit’s framework “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values,” one event dedicated to Roma culture took place: “Preserving and Promoting Roma Cultural Heritage” at the ERIAC premises.
After a guided curatorial tour through the Roma Spring exhibition in the ERIAC Art Space, the guests were given an introductory lecture by Timea Junghaus, the Executive Director of ERIAC, who spoke about the preservation and promotion of Roma cultural heritage and ERIAC’s part in it. Interested guests then engaged in a role-playing game where they slipped into the role of Roma activists defending their heritage against an insistent commission.
The European Cultural Heritage Summit is one of the key public events of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) and will be supported by the EU’s Creative Europe programme.