Balkan Museum Network Steering Board has 5 members. As the voice of the BMN, the Steering Board is committed to creating opportunities for members to work together and to promote the Mission and Vision of the Network. Previous Board Members were Dr Diana Walters, Jonathan Eathon, Zana Hoxha, Atila Hornok, Etleva Demollari, Sali Kadria and Elma Hašimbegović. We would like to thank them for their contribution to the development of BMN!

Curator and archaeologist involved in the development of the Balkan museum Network from 2006. She is a former director of the National Museum in Belgrade (2003-2012), where she still works as a museum adviser. She has a rich experience both in a museum management, strategic planning and development and collection presentation and interpretation. From 2003 to 2006 she was the vice-president of the national ICOM committee. She holds Ph.D. in archaeology from the Belgrade University, Serbia and is an alumna of the fellowship programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is the author of three books and more than sixty papers in the field of Roman archaeology, archaeology in museums, and history of those disciplines.

Tatjana Cvjetićanin is a president of the BMN Steering Board.

Irena Ružin PhD, is working in National Institution Institute and Museum -Bitola almost 30 years. She was Program Director for 15 years. Her professional work is mostly in management of international and national projects, marketing in museums, cultural heritage education and cultural tourism. Irena is a Steering Board member of BMN and a Macedonian representative in the Balkan Museum Access Group. The experience and knowledge gained through BMAG trainings and activities Irena implemented in many Balkan museums.
At this moment, she is working on development and implementation of projects for accessibility inclusion and accessible tourism, in cooperation with museums, NGOs, associations and schools in several Balkan institutions.


Milena Milošević Micić, M.A. art historian, museum advisor at the Homeland Museum of Knjaževac. For more than 20 years she’s been a dedicated activist, curator, educator, PR, project manager, and museum director in two mandates aiming to develop a new role of the museum in the local community. She believes that museums are public spaces open for everyone, forums for open dialogues or debates, and places of unique values of common heritage. Fields of expertise: art history, museum studies, collection management, access and inclusion, marketing in culture, cultural and educational tourism… She is a licensed heritage interpreter and was awarded by NC ICOM Serbia as the best museum professional in 2021. Membership: ICOM, SMА, BMN, BMAG, AAM, AAMC, IE. milenija2901(at)gmail(dot)com

Azra is conservator-advisor at the National Museum of BiH since 1998. She holds degree in textile engineering (B.A) from University of Zagreb, Croatia and MA degree in conservation of Historical Objects at Archaeology Department, Durham University, the United Kingdom. In last years she accommodate a students and young professional at conservation laboratory at the National Museum of BH and gave them basic training in conservation/supervision, also she works in Bosnians schools on promotion of conservation as a profession. Azra also works very closely with smaller museums on development of storages and conservation of objects as well as designing of exhibitions. During the years, Azra has been one of lecturers at CHwB, Regional Restoration Camps. She is an active member of ICOM BiH, ICOM SEE and president of Association for Librarians, Archivist, and Museologist (BAM) 2016-2022.


Skender is Director of the Museum of Kosova. He is specialized in the management of complex multi-cultural projects and strategic planning. Graduated fine arts at Prishtina University, he is a successful practicing artist, curator and manager in the field of culture and cultural heritage. Skender is active contributor to institution building process in Kosovo, in the field of youth, culture and cultural heritage. He was involved in the creation of several youth, cultural and environmental associations throughout the country.

Secretary General of the BMN is Aida Vežić.

Aida holds a BA from the School of Economics and Business at the University of Sarajevo where she was an active student demonstrator developing projects. Finished “Cultural Projects for Development” Master Programme by International Labour Organisation and University Politecnico Torino in Italy.

Aida has 24 years of experience or working in different civil society organisations, as consultant and trainer. Her areas of expertise and interest are culture, heritage, peace-building and philanthropy. Aida has a strategic mind that sees opportunities and the big picture.


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