Martor No. 24 / Year 2019

The Little White / Black Book of the Ethnological Archive of the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. 2009-2019 (Download PDF)

Authors: 

Iris Șerban, Ioana Popescu, Andra Tarara

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, Bucharest

Pages: 127-150

Keywords: Museum, archive, ethnology, subjectivity, captivity, interdisciplinary team.

Abstract: 

In the last 10 years, the Ethnological Archive of the Museum of the Romanian Peasant has gone through different stages during a period marked, on the one hand, by the settling down of the Museum, and on the other hand, by the passing of the torch from the “old” to the “new” generation. At present, the Archive is facing an ambiguous era: while the team blossoms, the lack of vision and financial resources in the wider Romanian cultural context pulls it back. We tell the journey of an Archive kept constantly alive by the people who managed, explored and contributed to its growth; we look back at the successes and the failures, in order to open up the Archive for reflection and possible solutions.

How to cite this article: Șerban, Iris, Ioana Popescu, and Andra Tarara. 2019. “The little white / black book of the Ethnological Archive of the Museum of the Romanian Peasant. 2009-2019.” Martor 24: 127-150.