In line with its legal mandate and responding to a legitimate expectation of the Romanian society of the past three decades, the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER) launches a campaign in order to collect objects that were produced or used during the communist regime.

The purpose of this campaign is putting together a collection of artifacts to create a basis for a future museum of communist crimes in Romania, dealing with the entire spectrum of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and, until the museum opening, to be used in the exhibitions organized by IICCMER.

The campaign is addressed to all those who, like ourselves, are convinced that recent history needs a proper illustration: from private life to the social, cultural and propagandist professional activities. The donated objects will be stored and preserved by IICCMER, which will use them in various exhibitions, educational and memoir activities, publications etc.

IICCMER is willing to receive any kind of object, together with as much data and information as possible (“the story of the object”), but reserves the right to select them. Following donation approval, a written record and a deed of donation will be issued. The name of the donor will accompany the exhibited piece.

For further information, please contact program coordinator Irina Hasnaș at e-mail