Prize of the Museum of Romani Culture
The aim of awarding the prize of the Museum of Romani Culture (MRC) is to appreciate annually one living personality, whose activity has contributed to the development, promotion and preservation of the Romani culture and also to the functioning of the MRC. The prize was for the first time awarded in 2009.
2009 – Jana Šustová. Awarded for her continuous support of the Museum and unrelentless support for the creation of collection funds of the MRC
2010 – Ján Sajko. Awarded for his exceptional work with roma students, for the international promotion of their pieces of art and for the exemplary cooperation with MRC.
2011 – Ctibor Nečas. Awarded for a long-term cooperation with MRC, giving valuable advices and consultations and for his help with spreading the collection funds.
2011 – Karel Holomek. Awarded for a long-term and relentless work for Roma ethnic and also for playing an imporant role during the founding and esthablishing of the MRC.
2012 – PhDr. Eva Davidová, CSc. Awarded for a long-term and relentless work for Roma ethnic and also for playing an imporant role during the founding and esthablishing of the MRC.
2013 – Emílie Machálková. Awarded for her long-term cooperation with MRC based mainly on passing her life experiences in working with school children and youth.
2014 – Eugen Horváth in memoriam. Awarded for his longlife dedication to roma culture, care of music tradition of Roma and its own presentation. Awarded also for his extraordinary music performance and long-term cooperation with MRC as well.
2015 – Ignác Zima. Awarded for his long-term cooperation with MRC, concerning mainly his care of preservation and development of roma language and also other spheres of traditional culture; for passing a historical knowledge to another generations.
2016 – Margita Lázoková. Awarded for her long-term cooperation with MRC, concerning mainly her care of romani emancipation based with Gypsy-Romani association. Awarded also for her presentation on exhibitions, memorial evenings, reverent acts.
2017 – Gejza Horváth. Awarded for his longlife dedication to roma culture, concerning his contribution to music and literature of Roma, pedagogical work and his own author creation. Awarded also for his civic posture and support of romani emancipation and long-term cooperation with MRC as well.
2018 – David Tišer. Awarded for his artworks, the organization of cultural life and the ability to create intergenerational consciousness, for persevering and brave efforts to improve the quality of coexistence of Romani people and the majority. For combating stereotypes and pioneering activities in the Romani LGBT community. For organization of the International Romani Day in the Czech Republic.