Home Page
15 Nov 12

Balkan Museum Network Launched in Skopje

A new network linking regional museums has been launched in Skopje, where a joint project for restoring cultural heritage worth 2.8 million euro was presented.

Danilo Lucic
BIRN Belgrade

The South East Museum Network, whose mission is to solidify cross-border cooperation between museum institutions, was inaugurated in Skopje on Tuesday at a conference organized by the Regional Cooperation Council, RCC.

Opening the event, Macedonia's Minister of Culture, Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, said the project affirmed respect for different cultural expressions would boost cultural tourism.

“We are actively concentrating efforts on promoting the principle of understanding and good neighbouring relations between the SEE countries along with the networking of their institutions and entities in regional projects in different areas,” she added.

The conference gathered regional culture ministers, museum directors, representatives of the European Commission, the RCC Task Force on Culture and Society, and members of UNESCO and International Council of Museums.

In their joint statement, the ministers said the network aimed to strengthen cooperation between national museums and prepare regional and international projects.

One project, worth 2.8 million euro, on restoring cultural heritage, was presented at a meeting of the Regional Cooperation Council’s Task Force on Culture and Society on Monday.

“The 2.8 million euro will be used to restore two or three cultural heritage sites in Southeast Europe, taking into account the maturity, visibility and impact of those projects,” Wenceslas de Lobkowicz, advisor for cultural heritage in the European Commission’s Directorate for Enlargement, said.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Culture Policy Focus

video-albanian-thailand-attracts-hundreds-of-tourists-08-17-2017
17 Aug 17

VIDEO: Albanian "Thailand" Attracts Hundreds of Tourists

Unexplored nature, azure waterways and the many opportunities for adventure have recently turned the Shala river valley into one of the tourist hotspots in the Albanian Alps.

23 Jun 17

Romanian Top Filmmakers Fight for Reform

05 May 17

Bosnian Savours Success on Europe's Catwalks

22 Mar 17

Vanished Mural Sparks Protests in Novi Sad

28 Dec 16

Ringing in 2017, Balkan-style

20 Dec 16

Hidden Treasures of Belgrade’s Museum Scene

Blog

/en/file/show//Images/Images.New/Bloggers/Srdjan Garcevic Blog.jpg
14 Aug 17

Urbanite Belgraders Hug Concrete, Not Trees

Belgraders may be famed for wild partying but they have little interest in exploring wilderness of the natural kind.  

 

Reviews

08 Jan 14

Retracing Edith Durham’s steps

22 Apr 13

Cheap and Cheery Beers in the Office

18 Mar 13

Diagnosing Kosovo