Oana Drăgulinescu, whose extensive activity in coordinating communication campaigns for NGOs is well-known, has broadly two decades of experience in the field of cultural journalism, but also in the area of cultural and social event creation and communication. She is the co-founder of a group of communication agencies dedicated exclusively to social and cultural projects – Connect Media, Quartz Records and Neverland Communication – and the President of the Q-Arts Association. She is currently coordinating the communication activities of the National Chamber Choir “Madrigal – Marin Constantin” and the National Cantus Mundi Programme. Her academic background includes a license degree in Musicology at the National University of Music and MA studies in Communication and Public Relations and British Cultural Studies. Oana coordinates the Musem of Abandonment’s development strategy, as well as video production associated with it.
Ioana Călinescu is licensed in Ethnology (as a graduate of the Ethnology and Folklore Department of the Faculty of Letters at the University of Bucharest) and is currently a PR and communication specialist at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as a co-founder, journalist and communication specialist at the Centre of Documentary Photography. For a long time, she has been documenting the child protection system in countries around the Black Sea and has written about what really happens beyond what appears in documents, about the impact on the lives of children, about genuinely functional models in neighbouring countries, with their less-than-perfect, corrupt, under-financed systems, with a similar level of economic development, with flawed legislation and often nonexistent implementation methodology (People in the Front Line). She has also published an article about the reformation of the child protection system in Georgia, written following a journalistic grant-supported visit financed by the Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with the United Nations on development issues.
Simina Bădică has been a curator at the House of European History in Bruxelles since 2018. Her most recently curated exhibition, Fake for Real. A History of Forgery and Falsification, was inaugurated in October 2020. Between 2006 and 2017 she was a researcher and curator at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, where she has coordinated the Image Archive and the Witness magazine. She has a PhD in History from the Central European University in Budapest with a thesis on the museification of Communism in Romania. She teaches museology at the Visual Studies and Society MA Programme within the Faculty of Political Science of the SNSPA. She has participated in many international research programmes on the topic of recent history, controversial collections and museums, and has published several articles and volume chapters on this subject. She organises exhibitions and museum exploration projects on themes connected to recent history, traumatic history, anthropology and Communist and post-Communist experiences.