Travelling exhibit: Imagining the Balkans. Identities and Memory in the long 19th century

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Coordinated by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy) with the support and participation of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the exhibit will be inaugurated at the National Museum of Slovenia on 8th April 2013 on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South-East Europe, dedicated this year to the theme of “arts education”.

The exhibit will be inaugurated in the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova; the Minister of Culture of Slovenia, Uroš Grilc; European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou; and, the President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Hans-Martin Hinz. The opening ceremony, organized on the occasion of the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Culture of South-East Europe will be attended by Ministers of Culture from South-East Europe.

This is the first time that 12 national history museums are coming together to confront and compare their collections and their national histories in a joint exhibit. The exhibit will then travel in the South-East European region.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 08.04.2013 08:00 local time
End 25.08.2013 18:00 local time
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Focal point Krause, Anthony
Country Slovenia
City Ljubljana
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Language of Event English
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Official Website UNESCO Venice Office
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