Status Updates

Status update from October 4, 2012

  The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Closed to public on October 4, 2012 after 124 years of existence.

  The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Unresolved legal status represents a basic problem, which conditions further financial and structural problems. The library is currently open, but in a limited capacity (basic survival on a day-to-day basis). The library has no electricity and has debts for heating, electricity, water bills; the employees have not received salary since the beginning of 2012.

  The Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Neither the legal status of the gallery, nor its legal sponsoring governmental entity is defined. Permanent exhibition and the library, which until July 2012 had been open to public, are now closed. The gallery is only open for temporary exhibitions, which are organized on a commercial basis.

  The Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The museum has had no legal status for the last 17 years, as no governmental entity has claimed proprietary rights since the war. The museum is currently open.

  The Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Unresolved legal status, the state of BiH never took a position regarding the museum, so it has no legal sponsoring governmental entity. The museum is currently open, but in preparation to shut down in September due to growing debts.

  The National Film Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Unresolved legal status. As the institution’s legal sponsoring governmental entity is not defined, no new board can be appointed. The archive currently has a board, which remains in place. The archive is currently open.

  The National Library for the Blind and Partially Sighted Persons

Unresolved legal status. The state of BiH never took a position regarding the library, so it has no legal sponsoring governmental entity. The library is currently open, but functions at a limited capacity.

 

 

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