The oldest cultural institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina is celebrating its 133rd birthday

On Monday, February 1, the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the oldest scientific and cultural institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina marks 133 years since its existence.

The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been fighting for survival for years, and today it is facing one of the biggest challenges. Birthday celebration will take place in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic that has affected BiH and the whole world.

The celebration of February 1, the day when the National Museum of BiH was founded, is a traditional event during which a large number of cultural and entertainment content is organized for citizens of all ages.

This year, adhering to all epidemiological measures, the National Museum will organize a free entrance to the Sarajevo Haggadah room (from 12:00 to 13:00 and from 18:00 to 19:00) and the grand opening of the exhibition “In the Footsteps of Wild Orchids” at the Department of Natural Sciences. author of the exhibition Erman Lagumdžija.

The exhibition will provide visitors the opportunity to get acquainted with the small gems of the Bosnian flora that are part of the landscape for all those who are careful enough to recognize them.

Also, there will be a grand opening of the exhibition “Break” at the Department of Ethnology, whose authors are Samir Avdić, Lebiba Džeko, Nirha Efendić, Ernis Šljivo and Lejla Bečar.

The exhibition consists of exhibits from ethnology and archeology that testify to the centuries-old tradition and custom of drinking coffee and enjoying tobacco in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In addition to that content, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase publications and souvenirs published by the National Museum of BiH at promotional prices of 20 percent discount and for a free visit to the Sarajevo Haggadah room.

Due to the epidemiological measures currently in force, the entrance to each part of the Museum will be controlled and limited to a maximum of 30 people.