An ethnologist and cultural anthropologist in a museum of contemporary art: apparently pointless and unconventional museum practices
The author presents her six months' research experience at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest in 2017. She took part in the setting up of cooperation between the museum and the residents of the nearby neighbourhood of Rahova-Uranus. She describes this cooperation between museum staff (curators and management), young artists and some of the Roma residents of Rahova-Uranus. She introduces the promising and important role of the knowledge of ethnologists and cultural anthropologists in participative museum projects.