The Forum of Slavic Cultures together with its partners organized the award ceremony for the Museums in Short – European awards for the best European short museum films. The awards have been bestowed for the fifth time. The winner in the category “exhibits” was the film of the Van Gogh Museum from the Netherlands, the winner in the “promotional” category was the film of the Diachronic Museum from Larissa in Greece, and the winner in the category “storytelling” was the MUCEM from France. The winner of the public vote was the Greek Archaeological Museum of Kythera.
The International Summer School of Museology that takes place under the auspices of the Forum of Slavic Cultures and the University of Primorska, Faculty of Humanities, and in cooperation with the Municipality of Piran, saw its 12th edition this year. With more than 60 participants from eleven countries the focus this year was on words.
A round-table of writers from Slavic countries with Jennifer Clement, President of PEN International, took place at the 50th International writers’ meeting in Bled organized by Slovenian PEN Centre. In addition, Slavic writers gathered at the literary evening, moderated by Dubravka Đurić Nemec from Croatia.
The first Slovenian-Russian Cultural Forum, one of the most important events within cultural seasons 2017-2018, came to a close with a strategic session where the Slovenian and Russian sides adopted common conclusions. They are related to the common goal of enhancing the cooperation of Slovenian and Russian cultural institutions.
On the day marking the 186th anniversary of the National Library of Serbia the Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Vladan Vukosavljević opened the Centre of Slavic Cultures Belgrade, the second of its kind run by the Forum of Slavic Cultures.
At the Youth Education Centre of the State Hermitage Museum, the Forum of Slavic Cultures presented Tracings out of Thin Air, a book that discusses the shaping of oppositional practices and collaborative communities in art and culture. Both Slovenian and Russian authors took part in the presentation, among them Marina Gržinić, Darja Zaviršek, Alexander Ivanov, Joana Monbaron and Ayman Eckford.