Inauguration of the travelling exhibit Imagining the Balkans

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 was inaugurated at the National Museum of Slovenia on 8 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 was 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 was attended by Ministers of Culture from South-East Europe.

It was the first time that 12 national history museums came together to confront and compare their collections and their national histories in a joint exhibit.

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

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