“Between two empires”, is the name of the exhibition from the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was opened on November 4, 2020 in the National Museum in Užice. After Zagreb and Ljubljana, the Užice audience has the opportunity to see the works of František Topič created at the turn of the century, where two civilizations met – the departing Ottoman and the newly arrived Austro-Hungarian. Also, that time changes the people, those were noted by František Topič, leaving about five thousand glass photo-plates that are kept in the National Museum.
“They represent a special value, especially in that ethnographic sense. In these photos you will be able to see what some residential buildings looked like, some buildings by which BiH is recognizable, who rural, urban costumes, public space, culture, sports looked like. “, points out Ernis Šljivo from the National Museum in Sarajevo.
This is the sixth exhibition within the “Museum Stories” on both sides of the Drina and the continuation of seven decades of cooperation between the two museums.
“We have established a new type of cooperation, we have established joint exhibitions, joint events, and within digitalization we have established a multimedia guide,” said Slavica Stefanovic, director of the National Museum in Uzice.
“The most important thing that came out of this project is that informal museum network, that cooperation, that reunion of all institutions and all people,” said Nataša Jovanović, manager project.