Through Miranda's Eyes
Background of the project
In 2001 Cultural Counsellor Veijo Baltzar, initiator of the project, interviewed Miranda, a Slovakian-born Holocaust survivor and became inspired by her story. Years later, in cooperation with 14 international archives and museums, Baltzar turned Miranda's authentic story into a novel and an exhibition in 2011. Miranda exhibition was born from Baltzar's vision of creating innovative concept of teaching about Holocaust. This method was based on not teaching exhibition's audience about historical events and introducing cruelties in theoretical manner. Instead the purpose was to use arts and creativity as means to create multidimensional experience and space for individual self-reflection.
Created in 2011, Miranda has toured in Finland since 2012 reaching over 1 mill visitors. Among Finnish destinations Miranda was on display at the National Museum of Finland 9/2013–3/2014 breaking the audience record: “Museum has for the first time ever given an opportunity to a national minority, the Roma, to tell their own story with the focuses they themselves consider important.”the frames of "Through Miranda’s Eyes" project, funded by Europe for Citizens programme of European Union, Miranda will visit 10 countries and be translated to 20 European languages.
Events and products
In addition to its European Tour, Drom will open a multilingual virtual exhibition portal. The portal will function also as an educational platform and will serve citizens, teachers and students around the world decades after the project.A political initiative by Drom about the exhibition content being integrated in educational programs of each state is travelling together with the exhibition.
A political initiative by Drom about the exhibition content being integrated in educational programsof each state is travelling together with the exhibition.