Archive for the ‘Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Category

  • Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    on Feb 18, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, Exhibition, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    The countries of southeastern Europe maintain some of the most elaborate and diverse traditions of dress in western Eurasia. Beyond their beauty and their importance as markers of identity in a landscape of great cultural diversity, these garments also preserve strong traces of the developmental stages of modern “Western” dress, which begins with a simple string skirt. “Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers” ― on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from March 10 through July 14 ― explores the traditional garments of 12 small countries and shows the major historical

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  • HAEMUS gives support to the Museum in Sarajevo

    on Feb 3, 13 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cultural heritage, Museum, News, Our Activity, Politics • with Comments Off on HAEMUS gives support to the Museum in Sarajevo

    On October 4th, 2012, 11 AM – 99 years after moving into a new building – the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina closed its doors due to lack of state support and financing. On February 1st, 2013, the museum celebrated 125 years of existence. Instead of a great celebration, the birthday of the National Museum was celebrated in a melancholic atmosphere; nobody could ignore the fact that the Museum had been closed for almost four months.   HAEMUS gives support to our colleagues and to the Museum in Sarajevo to keep their good work and

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  • Bloggers voice anger over monument devastation

    on Dec 11, 12 • in Archaeology, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Internet, News, Politics, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Bloggers voice anger over monument devastation

     In a move that sparked public furor and renewed a debate on the lack of government care of historical monuments, the restaurant owner at Kastel, one of the oldest Balkans fortresses under the protection of UNESCO, expanded his business without proper documentation or licenses. Officials said they reacted timely and took all the necessary steps to make sure the fort is returned to its original condition. “The restaurant owner at Kastel tried to expand his locale without a license and was ordered to stop construction and return everything to its original state. If the changes

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  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    on Dec 11, 12 • in Albania, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuisine, Cultural heritage, Culture, Kosovo, Montenegro, Music, News, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Tourism, Tradition • with Comments Off on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER – WESTERN BALKANS

    A National Geographic Traveler & USAID special supplement – The Western Balkans – Land of Discovery include 46 outstanding ways to Experience Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Download – 3,17 MB A crossroads and a crucible, where empires met, fought and combined to form a kaleidoscope of cultures unique in Europe; where the Greeks, Romans, Slavs, Venetians, Turks and Austro-Hungarians each left their own indelible mark on the architecture, cuisine, languages, music and traditions of the region. Medieval Orthodox monasteries, Renaissance Catholic churches, mosques and minarets stand together within the same city

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  • Bosnia: rampant festivals and bankrupt museums

    on Dec 8, 12 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cultural heritage, Museum, News, Politics • with Comments Off on Bosnia: rampant festivals and bankrupt museums

    Bosnia and Herzegovina’s major cultural institutions, including the National Museum, the Art Gallery and the National Film Archive, are in a state of neglect. The State does not support them, because doing so would imply acknowledging the existence of a common cultural and historical heritage. Some, in the capital’s artistic milieu, have suggested privatization A debate has been going on for months in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the alarming situation of cultural heritage institutions of the Yugoslav period, orphan of policy and administrative support. In a country where every cultural expression is attached a strong

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  • Ministers of SЕЕ adopt a joint declaration in Sarajevo: Science transcends political borders

    on Dec 4, 12 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, News, Politics, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Ministers of SЕЕ adopt a joint declaration in Sarajevo: Science transcends political borders

    Ministers and high level representatives responsible for science from South East European countries met in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 23 November 2012 on occasion of the Ministerial Round Table on Science, Technology & Innovation, jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy). The high level discussions led to the unanimous adoption of a joint declaration that outlines a coherent roadmap of science priorities at both national and regional levels and the enhancing of a science-policy-society interface based

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