President of the Board of the Forum of Slavic Cultures Maja Gojković, also the Vice-President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, paid her first official visit to the new headquarters of the International Foundation – Forum of Slavic Cultures. At the working meeting with FSK Director Andreja Rihter she emphasised the role of an institution such as the FSK and stressed the importance of further strengthening the joint promotion of the richness of Slavic cultures.
During their working visit to the Russian capital the visitors from the International Foundation Forum of Slavic Cultures met with their regular project partners as well as with Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Alla Manilova, and Yevgeny Primakov, Head of the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo.
As part of this year’s Fabula Festival, the first public event, a literary evening with Ana Marwan, took place in the garden of Villa Zlatica. With this, the Forum of Slavic Cultures which is housed in Villa Zlatica, is joining Ljubljana venues for outdoor events.
The Centre of Slavic Cultures Moscow has traditionally organized the Festival of Slavic Cultures on the occasion of the Day of Slavic Literacy. This year it took place in hybrid form, partly live and partly remotely. The festival also included a round table dedicated to new Russian editions in the Hundred Slavic Novels collection.
Following the opening ceremony in Hribar’s Villa Zlatica, the Forum of Slavic Cultures invited ambassadors of Slavic countries in Ljubljana to visit its new home. So far, the villa has welcomed ambassadors from the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland and Russia.
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.