FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2019
THE WENDE MUSEUM OF THE COLD WAR:
NEW CUSTODIANS OF THE
AHRP COLLECTION OF TESTIMONIES
WE’VE DONE IT! The Albanian Human Rights Project (AHRP) has accomplished its goal of filming 100 testimonies of survivors of political persecution in Albania from 1945-1991. With such an accomplishment, the future of these testimonies would have to be addressed. After several years as partners, the collection of the filmed testimonies was gifted to the Wende Museum of the Cold War in Los Angeles for preservation, scholarly study, education and inspiration for generations to come.
The mission of the Wende Museum is to preserve Cold-War-era art, culture, and history from Eastern European countries under the 1955 Warsaw Pact (including Albania), and inspire a broad understanding of the period, and explore its enduring legacy.
The Wende Museum’s work falls into four main categories:
To collect and preserve artwork, artifacts, archives, films, and personal histories from Cold War–era Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union relating to the period 1945–1991;
To challenge and engage the public through experimental exhibitions and interdisciplinary programming inspired by the collection;
To illuminate the past and inform the present through creative collaborations with contemporary artists and designers;
To promote rigorous scholarship, educate students, and stimulate general interest through lectures, symposia, and publications.
The Museum is located at 10808 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. Visit its Website https://www.wendemuseum.org for hours and listings of cultural and educational programs.
Scholars, educators and students of the Cold War may have access to the Albanian collection by calling 310-216-1600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Help support the continued translations into English of Albanian oral testimonies by donating to the Wende Museum at:
Once you have submitted your contribution amount, please indicate under “Additional formation” that your donation is intended to support the cost of translating Albanian testimonies.