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.
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.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of the Holy Alliance in Ljubljana the Forum of Slavic Cultures published the book Congress in Ljubljana: At the crossroads of European Diplomacy 1821/2021. Shedding light on the goings-on in the European capital of diplomacy 200 years ago, the book was released by the FSK in cooperation with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Slovenia and the Slovenia-Russia Friendship Society.
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.
100 Slavic Novels with Gabriela Babnik Mark the 15th Anniversary of the Project in the Russian State Library in Moscow
Before the end of the year, the 15th anniversary of the 100 Slavic Novels collection was celebrated at the Russian State Library, the largest library in Russia and one of the largest in the world. Slovenian writer Gabriela Babnik took part in the event. Her novel Intimno (Intimate) is included in the Slovenian list of the collection.
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the collection, the “Vladislav Petković Dis” City Library in Čačak and the Novi Sad City Library held roundtable discussions dedicated to “this major international cultural, literary and promotional project of Slavic literatures”.
Student section of the Union of societies Slavic Society of Slovenia prepared a presentation of the new issue of Perun magazine at the Forum of Slavic Cultures. The latest issue brings an interesting selection of articles from diverse areas of the humanities.
Every year, Gourmand confers international awards for the best cookbooks on food and drink culture and upon its 25th anniversary they conferred the Best of the Best 25 awards. One of the recipients was also Janez Bogataj with his book At the Table with the Slavs. The book was published in Slovenian and English languages by the Forum of Slavic Cultures.