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Muzej književnosti i pozorišne umjetnosti-Galerija “Mak”

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Monday
08:00
19:00
Tuesday
08:00
19:00
Wednesday
08:00
19:00
Thursday
08:00
19:00
Friday
08:00
19:00
Saturday
12:00
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Sunday
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The Mak Gallery is the exhibition space of the Museum of Literature and Theater Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is located on the ground floor of the Museum building, the old Despić family house from the 19th century, which is a cultural and historical monument of the first category. The space of the Gallery, which began its work in 1992, is primarily used for presenting exhibitions of the Museum of Literature and Theater Arts, as well as guest exhibitions, and the organization of literary evenings. Theater and music events, as well as scientific conferences and seminars, often take place in the gallery.

The Museum of Literature and Theater Art of Bosnia and Herzegovina is a renowned cultural institution founded in 1961 with the aim of studying literature and theater art. Housed in a beautiful house from the mid-19th century, which once belonged to the prominent Orthodox merchant family Skarić (later the Despić family), the museum has become home to numerous valuable artifacts. It is located in Sime Milutinovića Street, Sarajlije, named after the famous poet, historian and adventurer. The space of the museum itself is enchanting, and the courtyard, separated from the street by a high wall, offers visitors a peaceful oasis.

On the ground floor there is also the "Mak" art gallery, which further enriches the artistic atmosphere of the museum. The rich fund of the museum includes a diverse collection of manuscripts, correspondence, personal documents, objects, photographs of creators and their collaborators, magazines, publications and books in which writers published their works. Valuable theater posters, programs, stage and individual photographs, stage and costume sketches and other items that testify to the rich theater tradition of Bosnia and Herzegovina can also be seen there. The Museum of Literature and Theater Arts provides an outstanding service to visitors, who have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the country's cultural heritage.

The entrance fee is affordable, and the atmosphere in the museum is inspiring and welcoming. It is also important to note that payment is made in cash. Visitors can enjoy the varied contents of the museum, exploring valuable exhibits and getting to know important writers and theater makers. The museum provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of literature and theater art of Bosnia and Herzegovina, revealing their evolution and influence on the country's culture. The Museum of Literature and Theater Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina is an essential destination for all lovers of literature, theater and cultural heritage.