National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coordinates: 43°51′28″N 18°25′28″E / 43.85778°N 18.42444°E / 43.85778; 18.42444 The National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian: Umjetnička galerija Bosne i Hercegovine / Умјетинчка галерија Босне и Херцеговине) is a national gallery of art in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located in Sarajevo. The gallery was established on October 11, 1946, and contains over 6000 pieces of art. Its main focus are the works of Bosnian and Herzegovinian interest. The gallery was open and held exhibitions during the whole period of the siege of Sarajevo and the Bosnian war in 1992-1995. However, afterwards it received considerably less funding due to the failure of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to recognize the gallery as a national institution.[1]

The National Gallery of B&H was closed in September 2011 for almost a year due to the fact that the authorities were neglecting the need to resolve its status which led to the fact that the gallery was unable to appoint new director. The institution was opened in August 2012 with the arrival of acting director Strajo Krsmanović.[2]


  1. "About us". Umjetnička galerija Bosne i Hercegovine. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. Bosnia's Top Cultural Institutions Shutting Down (Archived January 7, 2012, at WebCite)
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