The House by the Sinagogue
Str. M. Kogalniceanu 43

“… but we brought it back…”: Objects, Paths, Stories


Tip eveniment
Perioada Expozitie
02.10.2020 - 04.10.2020
The exhibition “… but we brought it back…”: Objects, Paths, Stories is the final event for the Mediaș team of the Horizons 2020 EU-funded project TRACES: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts. Over the past three summers, researcher Julie Dawson (Vienna), artist Răzvan Anton (Cluj) and site administrator Alexandra Toma (Mediaș) have developed exhibition material and held workshops using sources from the Mediaș Jewish archives, library, textile collection and other visual heritage of the Jewish community. The present exhibition presents the summer’s oral history project, which was directed to all present-day Mediașers as well as the Mediaș diaspora. Mediașers, past and present, were invited to tell about an object which they or their family had brought with them to Mediaș when they moved here, or else brought with them out of Mediaș, when they emigrated. Eight of the stories collected in this way – which tell of families, journeys, hardships, departures, and returns – will be presented in the gallery spaces of the Casa de lângă Sinagogă.