Arrival of participants / Guided tour in Bucharest
Wednesday September 11
   
16.00 – 17.00 Lunch
17.00 – 20.00 Guided tour in Bucharest
20.00 – 22.00 Welcoming dinner with the managing team of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMRE).

Visit of Ramnicu Sarat Prison / Workshop Day One
THURSDAY September 12
   
8.30 – 9.30 Breakfast
10.00 – 11.30 Travel to Ramnicu Sarat.
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee break
12.30 – 13.00 Opening the workshop and welcome address
Dinu Zamfirescu, President of the Scientific Board of the IICCMER


PANEL ONE : ROMANIAN COMMUNISM AND ITS WAYS OF MEMORIALIZATION. ACTUAL SITUATION
13.00 – 14.30 Ramnicu Sarat communist prison – historical and political context.
Speaker: Adelina Tintariu, Director, Department of Education Policies, IICCMER.

The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and its role for the national identity of reunified Germany.
Speaker: Adam Kerpel-Fronius, Project Manager European Sites of Remembrance (DE).

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews: case study – the Site, the museum concept, the core exhibition concept, approach to presenting Holocaust and Communism on the Exhibition.
Speaker: Robert Supeł, Executive Director, Core Exhibition, Museum of the History of Polish Jews (PL).

"Open Prison" - Personal experience with the country's recent history
Speaker: Irina Hasnas Hubbard, independent artistic consultant (RO).

14.30 – 15.30 Lunch
16.00 – 17.30 Romanian Public Memory. Communism Case Study. Communism memorialization: purpose, scope and challenges.
Speaker: Doina Marian, project coordinator (RO).

Panel debate
After sharing their experience on ways of developing and presenting Communism and Holocaust in an exhibition, the participants will discuss about telling the story of Romanian Communism and of the victims imprisoned at Ramnicu Sarat.
Chairman: Robert Supeł and Doina Marian

17.30 – 19.00 Visit to Ramnicu Sarat Prison
19.00 – 20.00   Dinner

 

Workshop Day Two
FRIDAY September 13
   
8.30 – 9.00 Breakfast

PANEL TWO : DESIGNING THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION AT RAMNICU SARAT
9.00 – 10.30 Ramnicu Sarat Memorial and Information Center: concept and spatial planning
Speaker: Doina Marian, project coordinator (RO).

Designing the experience, building the knowledge and the memory: ‘Museum Seed
Speaker: Mara Servetto, Migliore + Servetto Architects (IT).

Process of establishing type of curatorial approach to permanent exhibitions
Speaker: Alicja Knast, curator of the Chopin Museum Warsaw, Chief Executive Officer of The Core Exhibition, Museum of the History of Polish Jews (PL).

11.00 – 12.00 Press Conference with participation of the President of the IICCMRE, Mr. Andrei Muraru, the Minister of Culture, Mr. Daniel Barbu, the General Director of the National Heritage Institute. Mr. Alexandru Muraru, the Head of the KAS Offices in Romania and in the Republic of Moldova, Mr. Sven-Joachim Irmer
13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Panel debate
Discussions will focus on the particular case of creating the permanent exhibition of Ramnicu Sarat Memorial and Information Center: means of expression for the exhibition’s topics, the museum approach to objects, documents and images (a permanent exhibition that doesn’t have the artefact at the very centre).  
Chairman: Alicja Knast
16.00 – 16.30   Snack break


PANEL THREE: BUILDING THE BRIEF OF RAMNICU SARAT MEMORIAL AND INFORMATION CENTER FOR AN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
16.30 – 18.00 Round table
Topic: How to put on competition the Memorial and Information Center of Ramnicu Sarat. Founders, size of the project, costs, spatial guidelines.
Chairman: Mara Servetto
18.00 – 19.00 Guided tour to Ramnicu Sarat sorroundings.
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner

 

Workshop Day Three
SATURDAY September 14
   
8.30 – 9.00 Breakfast


PANEL FOUR: PROMOTING AND CREATING BOUNDARIES
9.00 – 10.30 Creating boundaries - a network of Holocaust and Communism sites of remembrance
Speaker: Doina Marian, project coordinator (RO).

Panel debate
Topic: The participants will share their opinion on creating the “International Network of Communism & Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places - Sites of Memory, Education and Research”, at the aim of building a sense of community, a continuity of spaces and attitudes.
Chairman: Adam Kerpel-Fronius

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break


WORKSHOP CONCLUSIONS
11.00 – 13.00 Round table
Presenting the preliminary draft of the Memorial and Information Center of Ramnicu Sarat. How to move forward the project towards the opening day.
Participants’ feedback.
Chairman: Doina Marian
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 17.00 Visiting Ramnicu Sarat surroundings and Ramnicu Sarat prison – exploring the potential of the region.
18.00 – 20.00 Cocktail & dinner with the managing team of the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile.