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Museums promoting the Republic of Srpska in Brussels


​“Results of the work of the Museum of the Republic of Srpska and the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska are impressive, which will be shown at the forthcoming presentation in Brussels”, said Assistant Minister for Culture Milica Kotur at today’s press conference.

Thanks to the invitation by Igor Davidović, the Head of the EU  Mission to Bosnia, these museums will present in Brussels between May 25th and 27th this year what they have achieved so far and what they are planning to achieve next.

“These presentations are very important, both for the promotion of the Republic of Spska and the international cooperation, and especially for the participation in “Creative Europe” EU programs, which strengthens the capacities of local cultural institutions in Europe”, said Kotur.

The presentation of the Museum of Contemporary Art will be focused on realizing Pavilion of BIH at the 55th Biennale in Venice, and the focus of the Museum’s presentation will be on Zmijanje embroidery as the only intangible cultural heritage from this area which was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As a mutual project within future strategic plans, the museums will work on the digitalization of collections, which is essential for museums in the Republic of Srpska.

Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Republic of Srpska Sarita Vujković said that the delegation of the two museums from the Republic of Srpska will attend work meetings with the heads of the Directorate General for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations and the Directorate General for Education and Culture.

She added that, except these work meetings on the cooperation within “Creative Europe”, in the premises of the EU Mission to BIH in Brussels a presentation of these two cultural institutions would be held for representatives of European institutions, ambassadors and members of diplomatic corps. 

“A meeting with representatives of Wallonia region in Belgium has also been arranged, as well as a meeting with the management and colleagues of the prestigious “Victor Horta” museum in Brussels”, said Vujković.

Director of the Museum of the Republic of Srpska Nada Puvačić said that the presentations of the museums' work would be based on video presentations of the very institutions, their history and projects they realise.

“With this cultural mission we want to break the prejudices some people who don’t know much about us have”, said Puvačić.

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