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  • HAEMUS organizes an educational tour for the International Museum Day 2013

    on May 12, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Cultural heritage, Culture, Etnology, History, Museum, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on HAEMUS organizes an educational tour for the International Museum Day 2013

    HAEMUS аnd the City Museum of Kratovo with the support of Arbotravel, for the International Museum Day 2013, organize an educational tour: Searching for the secrets of the medieval mining in Macedonia. The tour will take place on 19.05.2013 More info about the tour at the official Facebook page created for this event

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  • Exhibition in Skopje by National Geographic Western Balkans Geotourism

    on Apr 2, 13 • in Cultural heritage, Culture, Exhibition, News, Photo, Republic of Macedonia, Tourism • with Comments Off on Exhibition in Skopje by National Geographic Western Balkans Geotourism

    INVITATION The Stewardship Council invites you to the opening of the international travelling Exhibition of photographs in Skopje. Kursumli An – Skopje Old Bazaar April 03, 2013, 15:00h (Cocktail reception) Entrance: FREE About the Council: National Geographic Western Balkans Council together with USAID RCI have undertaken serious initiative of empowering regional tourism by launching the Regional Portal and forming a strong network, cooperating on further initiatives in the region. Participating countries are: Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro. About the Exhibition: This exhibition was held in Washington DC 18-22, June 2012 to promote the public launch

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  • Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    on Mar 28, 13 • in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Conference, Cultural heritage, Culture, Management, Museum, News, Tourism • with Comments Off on Balkan Museum Network Conference – Meet, See, Do

    Dear colleagues, Deadline for application to ‘Meet, See, Do’ conference has been extended until 2 April. The Balkan Museum Network invites you to “Meet, See, Do”. The event will take place between 23-25 April 2013, in Sarajevo. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted to attend the conference (maximum 2 from each institution). This includes accommodation, travel, visa, lunches and a conference dinner. Per diems are not included. Key themes of the Conference are: 1. Access & Inclusion; 2. Interpretation & Communication; 3. Cultural Tourism; 4. Developing Successful Projects/Project Management; 5. Museology.   Working

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  • How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

    on Mar 3, 13 • in Antiquty, Book, Culture, Education, Greece, News • with Comments Off on How to use the enduring power of Greek myths in your classroom

    The Odyssey is 3,000 years old, but teacher Peter Worley finds it’s still relevant in his philosophy lessons today Homer’s story of Odysseus’ struggle to get home from Troy, The Odyssey (which dates from at least the 8th century BC), was used in the ancient world for moral instruction. But I find that the stories lend themselves better to critical and philosophical thinking. This is because the stories contain so much complexity and ambiguity that they engage young people in a much more interesting way than straight moral tales. Many education professionals feel that everything

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  • Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

    on Mar 2, 13 • in Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Byzantine, Christianity, Cultural heritage, Culture, History, Music, News, Ottoman period, Religion, Tourism, Turkey • with Comments Off on Hagia Sophia: Facts, History & Architecture

      The Hagia Sophia, whose name means “holy wisdom,” is a domed monument originally built as a cathedral in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) in the sixth century A.D. It contains two floors centered on a giant nave that has a great dome ceiling, along with smaller domes, towering above. “Hagia Sophia’s dimensions are formidable for any structure not built of steel,” writes Helen Gardner and Fred Kleiner in their book “Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: A Global History.” “In plan it is about 270 feet [82 meters] long and 240 feet [73 meters] wide. The

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  • Turkey’s Jewish past

    on Dec 22, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Culture, History, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Turkey’s Jewish past

    During the Third Reich, Turkey provided refuge for Jewish intellectuals. Today the Jewish community is rapidly shrinking, but those who are left can recall a long tradition of Jewish culture in the country. Izzet Keribar is looking out the window. “On Sundays they used to raise the swastika flag here at the German consulate; I could see it from my bed. It was like in German films, with the Gestapo and their headquarters.” For the first time in decades, Keribar has entered the house in which he was born in 1936, close to Taksim Square,

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