Revitalizarea și promovarea patrimoniului cultural al minorităților din Oltenia în contextul diversității culturale

Completion of the permanent collection "The revitalization and promotion of cultural heritage of ethnic communities in Oltenia"
24 Feb. 2016

On February 24, 2016 the permanent collection named "The revitalization and promotion of cultural heritage of ethnic communities in Oltenia", organized within the activity A6. Production of goods and services related to cultural minorities, including the Roma minority in Oltenia - A6.2. Actual development of the collection and events was open to the public.

The collection was organized by the expert curator in collaboration with the project manger. The purpose of organizing this collection is the recovery and revitalization of cultural diversity and traditional culture of ethnic groups in the region.

To organize the collection, the expert curator underwent a series of complex steps: compiling and completing the general bibliography on the topic; mapping the main ethnic communities in Oltenia; questionnaires research on the topic; theoretical and photographic syntheses on the traditional ethnic costumes and objects: Bulgarian, Roma, Greeks, Albanians, Macedonians, Italians, Serbs, etc.  

The University of Craiova houses the exhibition in four halls on the second floor of Casa Universitarilor from Craiova, street Unirii no 57 – the building itself is a monument, it has historic and architectural value.

The exhibition refers to the socio-cultural life of the 10 ethnic groups in particular who have lived and continue to live in Oltenia: Roma, Macedonian, Hebrew, Italian, Bulgarian, Greek, Czech, Armenians, Albanians, Serbs.

The types of objects exposed to suggest or define the identity (mentality, religious etc.) of the minority ethnic groups are: ethnic costumes in old and new forms; interior fabrics (carpets, rugs, other ...); decorative ceramics; decorative or utilitarian metal objects; specific religious objects (icons, etc.); historical, cultural, social documents; ornaments and decorative objects; photos either originals or copies.

As for the intangible heritage it will be suggested by the holidays traditions, songs, traditional games, through passage or calendar rites and rituals; these materials will be screened within the collection and played through movies, documentaries, recordings of events conducted in the project.

The permanent collection is opened to the public, free of charge, during the implementation of the project and will remain open to the public even after completion of project implementation. The visits schedule of the collection is: Monday -Friday between 09.00-15.00 hours and Saturday, Sunday between 09.00-14.00.