Opening of Miranda's National Estonian Tour
11 May 2017, Tallinn, Museum of Occupations
The National Estonian Tour of the Miranda exhibition was opened in Tallinn, Estonia at Museum of Occupations on Thu 11 May 2017. Exhibition was opened by 1. vice-chairman of Estonian Parliament (Riigikogu), deputy Mr. Enn Eesmaa. Other speakers of the opening ceremony were the leader of local Roma community Mr. Roman Lutt, Cultural Counsellor Mr. Veijo Baltzar, Ambassador of Finland to Estonia Ms. Kirsti Narinen and Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission (Embassy of Germany in Estonia) Mr. Reinhard Wiemer.
During the visit in Tallinn Drom’s workgroup met officials from Ministry of Culture (Adviser Anne-Ly Reimaa and Chief Specialist Mall Saul) and made acquaintance with the local Roma community. In addition Veijo Baltzar gave numerous interviews – among the first reportages about Miranda was Estonia’s National Broadcaster’s ERR’s evening news on 10 May. See the TV-reportage here!
Warmest Thank you to the Museum of Occupations, the speakers of the opening ceremony as well as its guests for the warm-spirit opening and cooperation!
MIRANDA IN ESTONIAN MEDIA
10.5.2017, National Broadcast ERR (evening news), Uus rändnäitus räägib Euroopa romade holokaustist
11.5.2017, National Broadcast ERR/ News of Culture, Okupatsioonide muuseum avab rahvusvaheline rändnäitus romade holokaustist
15.5.2017, Sirp (online portal/ weekly newspaper of culture), Okupatsioonide muuseumisse jõuab rahvusvaheline rändnäitus romade holokaustist
Statements and comments
Director of Museum of Occupations Merilin Piipuu
“Miranda exhibition in the Museum of Occupations is very important. This exhibition tells the story of the Roma. It directs our attention to people who in the millions have very little access to the promises of Europe: security, well-being, opportunity. And who still have to fight for their space in society and history.”
Please see all speeches from video links below:
Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar
First vice-chair of Estonian Parliament, Member of Parliament Enn Eesmaa
H.E. Ambassador of Finland to Estonia Kirsti Narinen
Leader of Estonian Roma community Roman Lutt