Bosnia feud threatens end to shared Balkan heritage

(Reuters) – It has survived the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian empire, two world wars and the implosion of Yugoslavia.

But now Bosnia’s 124-year-old National Museum faces closure in a row between the Balkan country’s feuding Serb, Croat and Muslim leaders over who should pay its bills.

The dispute centres on whether and how to preserve their shared heritage, but goes to the heart of an ideological battle between the once-warring communities over the future of their joint state.

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