National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Coordinates: 43°51′28″N 18°25′28″E / 43.85778°N 18.42444°E / 43.85778; 18.42444 The National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian: Umjetnička galerija Bosne i Hercegovine) is a national gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Sarajevo. The gallery was established on October 11, 1946, and contains over 6000 pieces of art. Its main focus are the works of Bosnian and Herzegovinian interest. The gallery was open and held exhibitions during the whole period of the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war in 1992-1995. However, afterwards it received considerably less funding due to the failure of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to recognize the gallery as a national institution.[1]

As of January 2012, the institution is due to close its doors for disputes about its funding.[2]

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  1. ^ "About us". Umjetnička galerija Bosne i Hercegovine. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Bosnia's Top Cultural Institutions Shutting Down (Archived at WebCite)

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