25 January 2024

Roma stories

The Masovian Museum in Płock invites you to family workshops with the participation of representatives of the Płock Roma community, carried out as part of the “Stories. The world is more complicated than our truths about it.” Let’s meet on December 19, at 5:00 p.m. in the museum’s educational room at ul. Kolegialna 6.

The workshop leaders – Anna Bułat and Rajmund Siwak from the Strone Dialogue Foundation – will tell a Romani fairy tale from Jerzy Ficowski’s collection “A Branch from the Sun Tree” and recall stories about how the Roma, once called Gypsies, traveled in camps. They will also tell you why we do not currently use this term.

Workshop participants – parents and children – will make beautiful stained glass stars to decorate windows from colorful, waxed tissue paper. Children will also receive a poem by the Romani poet Papusza in Romani and Polish – we will offer them to embellish the prints with rich decorations.

Ania and Rajmund will propose a conversation about their own experiences of Roma living in Poland and meetings with the Roma of our guests.
Together we will break the spell of the stereotypical image of the “Gypsy” that prevails in our society.

We cordially invite you to this unique Christmas meeting. Admission is free! Please only register your participation by phone – our phone number is 24 364 70 83.

The workshops are part of the “Stories. The world is more complicated than our laws about it”, carried out by the Masovian Museum in Płock in partnership with the Kunstbanken Center for Contemporary Art in Hamar, Norway, and financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (MF EEA_ 2014 – 2021).