‘Archives and museums document and preserve decisions, actions and memories. They represent a unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage that is passed down from generation to generation. They play an essential role in social development by preserving and supporting individual and collective memory. Free access to archives enriches our knowledge of human society, promotes democracy, protects civil rights and improves the quality of life.’
But is there a strategy for dealing with the visual documents of Roma in museums and archives? Do these institutions use visual documents to reflect their own role in the production of meaning? Are they striving to achieve changes to cultural policy and society in their approach to the people in the pictures?