RomArchive - Digital Archive of the Roma is awarded the prestigious European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Awards 2019.
RomArchive is an international digital archive for Romani arts – a growing collection of art of all types, complemented by historical documents and scholarly texts. The idea for the archive is based on the extensive research and numerous interviews that the project initiators, Franziska Sauerbrey and Isabel Raabe, conducted with Romani artists, curators, activists, and scholars from all over Europe. The research clearly identified the need for an internationally accessible space that would make Romani cultures and histories visible as well as respond to stereotypes with a counter-history told by Roma themselves. RomArchive’s development, until its launch, was mainly supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.
15 May 2019
Degree of recognition
European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Awards 2019 - Creative Europe