Živa

FSK and ICOM SEE in Prague – a step on the common path

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.

Živa Award judges are back in action

Having prepared and announced the call for proposals for Živa 2022, the international panel of judges are back in action. Experts from Slavic countries and the European Museum Academy met at their regular meeting. The central point of discussion was the presentation of the Forum of Slavic Cultures and ICOM SEE committee at ICOM’s General Conference, which will take place in Prague in August 2022.

Going live again

The Forum of Slavic Cultures successfully hosted the 7th international conference and ŽIVA awards ceremony live from Belgrade. The diverse three-day programme in the Serbian capital brought together 70 participants from 14 countries. They shared good practices, made contacts and forged new partnerships, and to top it all they attended the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture in Novi Sad.

Main Živa Awards 2020 to Woodcarving Museum and to Etar Regional Ethnographic Open-Air Museum

The International foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK) bestowed the awards for the best Slavic museums in Belgrade in Serbia in co-operation with the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian partner institutions. In addition to the main award, the winner was Woodcarving Museum from Konjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the award for the best heritage site in Slavic countries was bestowed for the third time. It went to the Etar Regional Ethnographic Open-Air Museum from Gabrovo in Bulgaria.

The 2020 ŽIVA Award ceremony is almost here

The 2020 ŽIVA Award ceremony and accompanying conference will take place in Belgrade in January 2020. Award winners and other participants will make an excursion to Novi Sad for the official opening of the European Capital of Culture 2022.

FSK at the Russian-Serbian Cultural Forum

At the invitation of President of the FSK Board, Maja Gojković, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Media, and Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Forum of Slavic Cultures attended the Russian-Serbian Cultural Forum in Belgrade.

7th Edition of the Živa Award will be hosted by Belgrade and Novi Sad

Based on the signed agreement with the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the 7th Živa Award with an international conference will take place in Belgrade and Novi Sad, at the time when the official opening of the European Capital of Culture will take place, at the time when the latter hosts the opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture.

Živa 2020 Award Cycle Continues

The epidemiological situation this spring prevented the judges for the 7th Živa Award to visit the nominated museums in person, forcing them once again to meet online instead. They found the museums in 11 Slavic countries well prepared.

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