the Balkans - Tradition and Modernity in the long 19th
project conducted in cooperation with UNESCO and ICOM
support from the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro
Exhibition entitled "Imagining the Balkans, tradition and
modernity in the long 19th century", organized by UNESCO, is
dedicated to the formation and development of modern nations in
Southeastern Europe, with emphasis on the cultural, political, and
other processes that brought about the transformation of the
traditional to modern society.
this event participate Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,
Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Bulgaria,
Romania and Germany.
exhibition is a joint project of national historical museums from
around the region and represents an effort to establish a dialogue
on the common heritage that is incorporated into the identities of
the Balkan peoples.
this way, the history museum for the first time
"abolish" political boundaries to work together, using
their own funds and the collection as an argument for the claim
that individual identities are imbued with elements of the other,
which is not only a regional but also a global process and rule.
of the fact that for centuries refer Balkan states and peoples
were often conditioned by conflicts, in the period in question
different forms of communication at all levels caused the mixing
of traditions, which was a historical inevitability.
traditional and modern has created a new quality
exhibition consists of the following segments:
- Cofee Shop
I - Living in the Old World
II - Travelling & communicating
III - A New Social Order and the Rise of the Middle Class
IV - Creating and diffusing Knowledge
V - Mapping
VI - Using History
VII - Heroes and Anti-heroes
VIII - Public Celebrations
IX - Image of the Nation
- Whose is this song?
of the participating countries is given the possibility to exhibit
objects, projections or multimedia resources.
exhibition will be opened in Ljubljana, 8-9 April 2013 during the
Slovenian presidency of the Council of Ministers of Eastern
of the exhibition space
authors of introductory texts for the catalog are: Irina Bokova,
Director-General of UNESCO, Dr Hans-Martin Hinz, President of
ICOM, Dr Ziga Turk, Minister of Science, Sports and Culture of
Slovenia and Maria Todorova, historian.
authors of the setting dedicated Montenegro are Isidora Kovacevic
and Aleksandar Berkuljan from the National Museum of Montenegro.
will be presented in the following way:
– Cofee shop
Mosinger, Montenegrins in the cofee shop, 1910 (magnified
cofee pot for "Turkish coffee" and a tablecloth with a
monogram of Sultan Mehmed V (originals from the museum fund, a
gift to King Nikola)
I – Living in the Old World
from the early twentieth century (magnified foto-panel)
II – Travelling & communicating
beginning of construction of the port in Bar (magnified
Comerio, ceremony at Obilic Square, Cetinje 1910 (magnified
Montenegro - stereoscope with 25 original stereoscopic 3D shots,
used on the Montenegrin court of the early twentieth century
III – A New Social Order and the Rise of Middle Class
Comerio, podijum za koturaljke kod Plavog dvorca, Cetinje 1910
IV – Creating and Diffusing Knowledge
of the "Emperess Maria Institute," the first women's
educational institution in the Balkans, Cetinje 1909
V – Mapping
of free Montenegro in the Balkans from 1859 (Prepared by Jan
Vaclik after the Battle of Grahovac 1858)
VI – Using History
as a symbol of change, a bust in bronze by Ivan Meštrović
(at the time of Bishop Petar II Petrović Njegoš were formed
the first regular military and police forces in Montenegro, the
Senate was also estabilished together with fiscal system, the
first elementary schools ...)
VII – Heroes and Antiheroes
of the opera "The Balkan Empress", written by the
Montenegrin King Nikola
VIII – Public Celebrations & Chapter IX – Image of the
film lasting 15 minutes taken in 1910 during the celebration of
the coronation of King Nikola I
– Whose is this song?
documentary done by Bulgarian author Adela Peeva, about the song
that many nations in the Balkans claim as their, has served as the
basis for the story of crossing traditions
liabilities are divided into two parts:
will support this project with 50,000 euros, and ICOM with 15,000.
of this sum will be financed printing of the catalogue in English,
translation into the languages of the participants, the exhibition
design, introductory panels and insurance of the original objects
for the duration of the exhibition in Ljubljana.Montenegro should
participate with roughly 8,000 euros.
participating countries are required to host the exhibition, so
that under the given schedule the setting will be organized in
Montenegro from May to September 2014.