In with Nationalism, out with Culture: How Sarajevo’s museums and libraries are being affected (29 Jan 2012)

By Lana Pasic

While news of Bosnian political parties’ agreement to form a government – after fourteen months without one – has been well-covered in the media, another worthy story from the capital has not received the attention that it deserves.

Disagreement based on political and ultimately ethnic lines has created an impasse in which some of Sarajevo’s leading cultural sites are being seriously affected  These include the National Museum, Historical Museum, National Art Gallery, and National and University library, all of which have been forced to close or severely curtail their operations.

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