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  • Greek archaeological sites shut due to strike

    on Mar 9, 13 • in Archaeology, Greece, News, Politics • with Comments Off on Greek archaeological sites shut due to strike

    Archaeological sites and museums across Greece have shut down for 24 hours due to a strike by Culture Ministry employees protesting planned reforms that aim to streamline the ministry’s operations. Tourists arriving at the country’s most famous monument, the Acropolis, on Friday morning found the gates padlocked and a sign saying the site would be closed for the day. Workers are objecting to organizational reforms that they say could endanger some jobs and “constitute a tombstone for the Culture Ministry.” Gripped by a severe financial crisis since late 2009, Greece has been dependent on billions

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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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  • Is it time for a Romanian Renaissance?

    on Dec 9, 12 • in Cultural heritage, Neolithic, News, Politics, Romania • with Comments Off on Is it time for a Romanian Renaissance?

    A new cultural age is dawning for Romania, and the West is taking notice “After death, you go on a very long way, that is going up. As you go, little by little, your features change. A dead man is now looking at you through my eyes.” So wrote Mircea Cărtărescu, a Romanian author regularly rumoured to be on the shortlist for the Nobel Prize in literature, aptly reflecting the zeitgeist of a nation coming to terms with its past and gradually dawning on our horizons. In his widely translated work Nostalgia, Cărtărescu reflects on

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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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