Today some of my fellow Museum Studies students and I were asked by a member of staff if we would be interested in taking part in an international online protest regarding the closure of many significant cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. These closures include the National Museum, the National Art Gallery and the National/University Library, and are due to a governmental failure to agree to their protected status and viable funding.

The collective which has organised this protest – CULTURESHUTDOWN – described the severity of the situation:
“Cultural institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina are keepers of the unique historical and cultural treasures that provide evidence of coexistence in the region. Preserving them is crucial for securing a sustainable peace.  Artifacts kept in these institutions are an important component of the world’s cultural heritage. Preserving them is a matter of global relevance.”



Today marks six months since the National Museum closed…

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