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Welcome to “Meet, See, Do 2024 – International Museum Conference that Makes the Difference”, happening in Tivat, Montenegro, on 18-19 April 2024.

On this page, you will discover the comprehensive program of our conference, including details on each session: title, venue, summary, and biographies of the presenters. Our agenda includes:

  • Two keynote speakers
  • Three panel discussions
  • Nine workshops
  • Thirteen case study presentations

All sessions will take place in the Municipality of Tivat building, with the exception of three workshops hosted at the Public Institution Museum and Gallery Tivat.

Workshop Registration: Please choose the three workshops you wish to attend before arriving at the conference. You can find the registration form linked under the “Workshops” section.

Inquiries & Poster Submissions: For any questions or to submit a poster, reach out to Aida Vezic at aida.vezic@bmuseums.net.

We’re excited to share the moments of learning, inspiration, and networking with you. See you soon in Tivat!



8.00 – 9.00 Registration of participants

9.00 – 9.30 Welcome notes

  • Jelena Petrović, Ministry of Culture and Media of Montenegro
  • Municipality Tivat (tbc.)
  • Danijela Đukić, Public Institution Museum and Gallery Tivat, Director
  • Dragan Radović, Museum Society Montenegro, President
  • Aida Vežić, Balkan Museum Network

Facilitator: Azra Bečević Šarenkapa, National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

9.30 – 10.00 Keynote speech: The Time of Crisis, again?

  • Tatjana Cvjetićanin, National Museum of Serbia & Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, Curator & Professor

Facilitator: Azra Bečević Šarenkapa, National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

10.00 – 11.00 Panel discussion: Measures to prevent illicit trafficking of cultural property, AURORA EU project

  • Lujza Varga, Hungarian National Museum, Head of Department, Deputy Head of Director General’s Cabinet; Department of Project Coordination and Exhibition Management
  • Nataliya Chukhray, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Vice-Rector for Education and International Relations
  • Olivera Dzartovska-Tachevska, Blue Shield Macedonia
  • Cameron Walter, Customs Adviser and Head of Heritage Crime Task Force, Border Security and Management Unit, Transnational Threats Department, OSCE

Facilitators: Jove Pargovski, N.I. Institute and Museum Bitola & Aida Vežić, Balkan Museum Network

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and moving to the workshop spaces

11:30 – 12:30 Workshops Parallel Session 1

“Access and Inclusion” Maria Vlachou, Acesso Cultura

“Engaging children and youth with storytelling and heritage gamified activities“ Vasilka Dimitrovska, HAEMUS

“Cultural heritage in unsuitable conditions” Simona Tripkovič and Andreja Bjelan, National Liberation Museum Maribor

12.30 -12:40 Film screening: The Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI). The first year of operation

12:40 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.00 Workshops Parallel Session 2

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.30
Case studies presentations

  1. Danijela Đukić – Sustainability Plan of PI Museum and Gallery Tivat
  2. Harry Chlouverakis – Digitization as a means for enhancing neglected heritage
  3. Emilija Apostolova Chalovska – The XIX century revival basilicas in the Republic of North Macedonia: A neglected heritage
  4. Amra Ćebić – Empty frames-Who cares? (Challenges and problems of missing works of art at International gallery of portrait)
  5. Ledio Xhoxhi – Engaging young people with their heritage
  6. Jasmina Davidović – Play Sirmium

Facilitator: Zana Hoxha, Institute of Albanology in Prishtina

16.30 – 17.15 Panel discussion
Navigating the Complexity: Interpreting Neglected and Dissonant Heritage

  • Milica Bozic Marojevic, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
  • Kosjenka Laszlo Klemar, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla Zagreb
  • Elma Hodžić, History Museum of BiH

Facilitator: Elma Hašimbegović, History Museum of BiH

17.30 – 19.00 Joint photo and tour of the city

19.30 Social dinner (optional)

9.00 – 10.00 Keynote speech: “Sustainable preservation of collections” Łukasz Bratasz, head of the Cultural Heritage Research group at the Jerzy Haber Institute

10.00 – 11.00 Panel discussion: How will SHIFT technologies help cultural heritage institutions make more engaging exhibitions and develop audience participation

  • Robert Davies, the Heritage Management,
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Bienert, The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Director
  • Dragos Adrian Neagu, ANPBR, President of the Association
  • Ioana Crihana, ANPBR, Executive Director

Facilitator: Milena Milošević Micić, Homeland Museum of Knjaževac

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break and moving to the workshop spaces

11:30 – 12:30 Workshops, parallel session 3

12.30 – 13.00 Activities of the BMN

Announcing The Headley SEE Cultural Heritage Fund 2024 – 2026

13.00 – 14.10 Case studies presentations

  1. Yllka Gjikopulli – “A New Chapter, Reviving Ethnographic Museums in Albania Post-2019 Earthquake”
  2. Bojana Janeva-Shemova- “Newest normal – Initiative for guided exhibition tours“
  3. Dorina Xheraj-Subashi and Inesa Sulaj- “Reviving abandoned heritage into a cultural tourist trail“
  4. Maja Minoska-Pavlovska- “Anatomy of a museum guide“
  5. Snežana Mijić – “Digitization of cultural heritage”
  6. Zaklina Mucheva- “We are here- Holocaust education“
  7. Efrosinija Breshovska- “Order in disorder. The challenges of working with neglected museum collections“

Facilitator: Irena Ruzin, N.I. Institute and Museum Bitola

14.10 – 14:20 Film screening: The Heritage Emergency Response Initiative (HERI). The first year of operation

14:20 – 14-25 Closing of the Conference

14:25 – 15.00 Lunch break


Tivat Municipality

PI Museum and gallery Tivat

Posters and promo material

You are invited to bring a poster that presents your achievements and activities (preferably in A1 format). Please let us know if you are bringing a poster so we can organize the logistics. Also, do bring promotional materials and publications that you would like to share with colleagues.
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