- Museums devoted to Gypsy culture operate in Brno, Czech Republic; Pecs, Hungary; and Saintes Maries de la Mer, France, and there is the private Boswell Museum run by Gordon Boswell in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. Sections are devoted to Gypsy history and culture in the district museum in Tarnów, Poland; the Sami provincial museum in Rovaniemi, Finland; and Paultons Leisure Park in Hampshire, England. The Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, Germany, owns the Max Haferkorn Gypsy collection, but this is not on permanent display. Gypsy handicrafts and wagons are exhibited in a number of museums, including a small display as far afield as the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan.A museum illustrating Romany basket making was opened in 1995 in Komotini in Thrace, Greece. An application by the Romany Guild for planning permission for a museum in Essex, England, was refused by the Planning Inspectorate, as was a later application for a museum in Bedfordshire.
Historical dictionary of the Gypsies . Donald Kenrick.
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