In the framework of Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre programme the Forum of Slavic Cultures in collaboration with the European Museum Academy organised the fifth international colloquium. Experts from seven countries discussed the triumph of the digital. Two online workshops also took place in the framework of the colloquium.
Zoran Janković, Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Blaž Peršin, Director of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Andreja Rihter, Director of the International Foundation – Forum of Slavic Cultures, Jerneja Batič, Head of the Villa Zlatica renovation project, and Irena Žmuc, author of the permanent exhibition Ivan Hribar and the Ljubljana Bourgeoisie, ceremoniously opened Hribar’s renovated Villa Zlatica.
As part of her working visit to the Republic of Serbia Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures (FSK), met with President of FSK Board, Maja Gojković, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia. They spoke about the institution’s strategic policies, including one of its priorities, which is to increase the international visibility of Slavic cultures.
The volume Defiant Trajectories: Mapping out Slavic Women Writers Route brings six academic papers on women writers from Montenegro, Croatia, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Slovenia. The publishers of the papers from the conference dedicated to women writers are the association Women Writers Route and Forum of Slavic Cultures.
The delegation of the Forum of Slavic Cultures paid a working visit to Ogulin, Croatia, where they met with the mayor of Ogulin and the director of Ivana’s House of Fairy Tales. Ivana’s House of Fairy Tales is the national coordinator of the Women Writers Route in Croatia.
International foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures is moving to new premises in the renovated Villa Zlatica, the home of Ljubljana’s former mayor Ivan Hribar. The first periodic exhibition on show in the exhibition premises will be Ivan Hribar and the Slavic World. Villa Zlatica is expected to open its doors for visitors in May.
In the framework of Piranova – International Heritage Research Centre programme Forum of Slavic Cultures organised International Colloquium Piranova #4 titled Exhibition Challenges. The event featured lectures and presentation of the book Developing exhibitions as well as two workshops.
With epidemiological situation in most Slavic countries improving and control measures relaxing the judges for the Živa Award are ready to visit the nominated museums in person. Should that not be possible for all of the museums the visit and evaluation will take place remotely. The 7th Živa Award ceremony for the Best Slavic Museum and Heritage Site will take place in September 2021.