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Photo Journey through Cultural Heritage

18/04/2018 - 16:51
Visual artsExhibitionsIntercultural dialogue

A selection of photos presenting European and Serbian cultural heritage is displayed in the main hall of Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment, in downtown Belgrade, which is one of the oldest cultural institutions in Serbia (1878).

Photo exhibition “A Journey through Cultural Heritage”, organised and produced by the EU Info Centre, was opened in the main hall of Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment in Belgrade, on 16 April to be displayed until 28 April.

The exhibition features a selection of photographs depicting cultural heritage sites in Europe and Serbia, including those related to the collective memory of World War I, photographs showing monasteries and archaeological sites or pieces of street art in Serbia. In parallel, the exhibition serves as an opportunity to promote EU’s digital platform Europeana, which lent a portion of featured photographs.

The exhibition was officially opened by the Endowment Director Jasna Dimitrijevic and EU Delegation to Serbia Head of Information, Communication and Media Paul-Henri Presset. In her opening remarks, Jasna Dimitrijevic said that “cultural heritage is not only common past, but also common future of European citizens”. The Year of Cultural Heritage is an opportunity to spark a reflection on individuals and events that left a mark on European cultural space, but it serves also to encourage authors and institutions to create new cultural and artistic values.

Head of sector at the EU Delegation Paul-Henri Presset said that the exhibition was part of the cultural heritage campaign organised by the EU Delegation to Serbia and EU Info Network (EU Info Centre in Belgrade and EU Info Points in Nis and Novi Sad), featuring over 40 events across Serbia. “I hope that these lovely photos here will remind visitors of their great national culture which makes part of great European culture. We share values, tradition, history, culture; these connect us and make bonds stronger than political ones,” Presset said.

16/04/2018 - 28/04/2018

Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment
Studentski trg 5

11000 Belgrade