Travelling exhibit: Imagining the Balkans

The exhibit “Imagining the Balkans. Identities and Memory in the long 19th century”, part of UNESCO’s global initiative “Culture: a Bridge to Development”, seeks to enhance cooperation and dialogue among national history museums. It focuses on the constitution and evolution of modern nations in South-East Europe during the “long 19th century”, and is structured around 8 thematic paths: Living in the old world; Travelling, communicating; A new social order: the rise of the middle classes; Creating and diffusing knowledge; Mapping; Using history, making heroes; Public celebrations; and, Images of the Nation.

“This exhibition traces the history of a vibrant cultural mosaic, revealing the diversity of this region’s cultural heritage and the energy arising from the interweaving of influences between and within countries. Travelling from one museum to another, Imagining the Balkans will help strengthen cooperation among cultural institutions and professionals and raise public awareness as the basis for deepening dialogue”, writes Irina Bokova in the foreword to the exhibit’s catalogue.

The exhibit will be on display until 25 August 2013 and travel to Serbia and Romania in September/December 2013, and to other countries from South-East Europe in 2014-2015.

Venue of exhibit:

National Museum of Slovenia/Narodni muzej Slovenije
Prešernova 20, 1000 Ljubljana

Tel.: +386 1 241 44 00 ; Fax: +386 1 241 44 22

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

Photo credit : ©National Museum of Slovenia