Curator Admir Dzemidzic explained that the greatest support through the partnership in the creation of exhibitions and museum activities was provided by the Foundation “Cultural Heritage without Borders”.
He reminds that the first initial exhibition in the museum “War Exhibition” was opened symbolically on September 18th, 2016, when the Day of the Bosnian Podrinje Canton (BPC) and the City of Gorazde are celebrated.
”Then, for a short period, we collected several items that were actually part of the daily use of people who lived in besieged Gorazde in the period 1992-1995. We tried to present the creativity of the citizens of Gorazde and their indomitable spirit and will to survive, ” stressed Dzemidzic.
Now, the Homeland Museum has a much larger exhibition of objects that testify to life in these areas in the recent and distant past.
”We already have three collections – historical, ethnological, and archeological, and we are finishing the project of a permanent archeological exhibition in which visitors will be able to see Gorazde from ancient times because our intention is to include all layers of history of the rich region of Gornja Drina region. Gorazde has a truly rich past because the first material evidence of human existence in this area dates back to 7.500 BC and throughout all periods, this human presence is represented here and attested by all the material evidence that we will exhibit in our museum, ” he told.
Apart from the war exhibition, visitors can currently see part of the Bosnian house, part of Neolithic life as it was in the area of Gorazde and its surroundings, ie in Jagnjilo, Zupcici. Objects from the metal age from the Gradina – Kreca site near Ustikolina and others are also presented.
Dzemidzic noted that the pandemic in the past two years has affected the plans of the Homeland Museum as well as the visits themselves, but that time was used to describe and document the collection and publications that will be exhibited in the future to better present the rich cultural–historical heritage.