The Minister of Education and Culture Dr. Dane Malesevic attended the ceremony in Bled celebrating 20 years of the existence of Alliance of Serbian Associations in Slovenia.
“The role of the Alliance, which has been connecting Serbian associations for years trying to protect the Serbian tradition and culture and improve the status of Serbs in Slovenia, is extremely valuable”, said the Minister at the ceremony.
He also said that the cooperation between the Republic of Srpska and Slovenia was multiple and was recognised in several fields, from economics to education and culture.
“I think there is some space for further development of mutual relations that both sides are interested in. The cooperation with the Alliance is of great importance for the Republic of Srpska in terms of connecting with other nations“, said the Minister.
Our cooperation with Slovenia is really remarkable. Numerous examples of the cooperation between cultural institutions of the Republic of Srpska and Slovenian institutions and experts prove that. Public and University Library of the Republic of Srpska cooperates very well with the Institute of Information Science in Maribor in order to establish a mutual virtual library system. They are also working with the Public and University Library in Ljubljana on the mutual exchange of books. The Institute for Protection of Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage of the Republic of Srpska cooperates extremely successfully with eminent Slovenian experts and scientists, which was confirmed at several regional conferences on integrative protection. The project of conserving and restoring “Topola uzasa” in the Memorial Site of Donja Gradina was realized in cooperation with experts from the Restoration and Conservation Centre from Ljubljana.
The cooperation within the Forum of Slavic Cultures is of great importance. It was founded at Slovenia’s initiative as an international organization with the purpose of preserving and developing cultural values, traditions and cultural content in countries whose population speaks Slavic languages. In that cooperation the Republic of Srpska is the most active in the field of cultural heritage, that is sphere of museum activities.
The Museum of the Republic of Srpska had two successful performances at the shared exhibition of the Forum of Slavic Cultures in Paris and the Forum honored the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska for creativity and having an important role in relation to the local community and encouraging young artists’ creatorship.