Bosnia’s National Museum reopens after three-year closure

Bosnia’s biggest and best-endowed museum reopened on Tuesday, to the delight of many Bosnians.

Bosnia's National Museum.

Bosnia's National Museum. Image by Jennifer Boyer / CC BY 2.0

The National Museum’s managers were forced to close it on 4 October 2012 due to ongoing funding problems. In the intervening years the building and its exhibits were maintained by former employees, who hoped it would one day reopen. The museum’s greatest highlights are its Illyrian and Roman carvings, and the world-famous Sarajevo Haggadah, a 14th-century Jewish codex said to be worth nearly a billion US dollars. Funding to keep the museum open will come from Bosnia's state-level government, as well as a €500,000 donation from the US embassy. Read more: 

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