At the 26th ICOM General Conference, the Forum of Slavic Cultures and the International Council of Museums of South-Eastern Europe organised two round tables. The focus was on common roots and their importance in ensuring peace, and on the threat to heritage in states of emergencys such as war. The meeting was attended by 50 experts.
On the initiative of Ioan Cristescu, Director of the National Museum of Romanian Literature, and Virgil Stefano Nitulescu from the National Rural Museum of Romania, a seminar on Museums that Count in Europe took place in Bucharest. Among other things, it aimed at strengthening the links between the FSK and the EMA with experts from Romania, a country bordering on the Slavic world and where the FSK could expand its activities in the future.
With the aim of enriching the programme activities in Villa Zlatica and developing new audiences, the Forum of Slavic Cultures has teamed up with the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre. The theatre presented itself for the first time in the garden of the Villa Ivan Hribar, the former Mayor of Ljubljana, with two sold-out performances of Sapramouse.
Dr. Andreja Rihter, Director of the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), was a special guest at an international conference in Bursa, Turkey, where she spoke about the importance of intangible cultural heritage and presented examples of good practice from the Slavic world. She also met with the Mayor of Bursa, this year’s cultural capital of the part of the world, where Turkic languages are spoken.