Who can protect Bosnia-Hercegovina’s cultural heritage?

The 14th century Sarajevo Haggadah has survived two world wars and the siege in the early 1990s

By Rebecca Kesby, BBC World Service, Sarajevo

Some of the most important museums and cultural institutions in Bosnia-Hercegovina face imminent closure due to political wrangling over which government department should finance them.

There are fears that ancient collections and artefacts – which survived the siege of Sarajevo – could be in jeopardy.

The National Museum is one of the key institutions affected.

The building survived the First World War, the Nazi invasion of the Second World War and, most recently, relentless shelling during the siege of Sarajevo.

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