Why the Books are Not Returning to Vijećnica? Cover Image

Zašto se knjige ne vraćaju u Vijećnicu?
Why the Books are Not Returning to Vijećnica?

Author(s): Enes Kujundžić
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies, Library operations and management, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Asocijacija informacijskih stručnjaka – bibliotekara, arhivista i muzeologa
Keywords: establishment of the National library; institution of memory; destruction of Vijećnica; reconstitution of the collections in Vijećnica;

Summary/Abstract: On 31st. October in 1945. by the decree published in "Official gazette of Federal B&H," present day National and University Library of B&H was established. During seven decades of its existence and work this institution played preeminent role as the institution of memory and as an important depository for learning, and research of different forms of documentary heritage in various fields of culture, education and science. However, during the war in august of 1992. the famous Library building better known as Vijećnica and most of its collections were destroyed during bombardment. Several of its employees were killed while coming to their work. Last year the reconstruction of the Library building was completed, but this important cultural and civilisational achievement was not followed by the return of Library collections into this magnificent historical building which is true symbol of Sarajevo. Author asks a question for which he, unfortunately has no answer: "Why the books are not returning to Vijećnica?".

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 125-133
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian