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Statement on the occasion of the RomArchive Launch

January 24th, 2019


On 24 January 2019, RomArchive – the Digital Archive of the Roma website will go online, making Romani arts and cultures visible and demonstrating Roma contributions to European cultural history.


The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) is the future host of the RomArchive, following the decision in April 2018 of the RomArchive Advisory Board. ERIAC is committed to taking over the Archive to contribute to its future growth, development, and dissemination.


The hand-over of the RomArchive is an opportunity to reinforce Roma ownership of the RomArchive as the biggest online repository of Roma knowledge and cultural heritage. Through ERIAC membership structures, the past and new contributors to the RomArchive will be given an international platform to engage in collective efforts of making the RomArchive thrive.

ERIAC envisions performing the RomArchive in the future with the following objectives:

  • Maintain and expand the RomArchive collection, contributing to the continued growth of the Archive, developed in cooperation with RomArchive curators and advisors, as well as engaging new partners;
  • Use the RomArchive as a resource for creating compelling and powerful content performed in prestigious arts, culture, and educational spaces;
  • Based on the knowledge channeled through the RomArchive, develop educational curricula which will reinforce the sense of pride in current and future generations of Roma, as well as educate majority societies about the richness of Roma heritage.

ERIAC embarks on the task of performing the RomArchive into the future. ERIAC will bring the knowledge to physical spaces throughout Europe, use its extensive network of partner mainstream arts and culture institutions, and channel the knowledge and experience of ERIAC members and Roma and non-Roma collaborators. The RomArchive in ERIAC welcomes contributions from all institutions and individuals inspired by the mission represented by the RomArchive.

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