House of Crafts opened in Sarajevo
“House of Crafts” was opened on 24. October 2013. in Sarajevo, a multi functional centre with the main purpose to promote and conservation of precious traditional crafts, defining Sarajevo and its history for centuries.
This centre is significant contribution to conservation of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Baščaršija, while it also enriches the tourist offer of the city.
Uniqueness of „House of crafts“, address Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 55, at the hart of the old city, is contained in the fact that this centre gathers under one roof what is seemingly impossible – complete history of Sarajevo craftsman.
All items exhibited and available at the „House of Crafts“ are the result of work of experienced craftsmen from Baščaršija (Sarajevo Old town) and their cooperation with students of Arts academies from three cities – Sarajevo, Široki Brijeg and Trebinje, which was established under the same project.
“Opening of the House of Crafts is not the end, but rather it is the beginning of the beautiful journey at which we will work together with partners on preservation of the traditional crafts, as well as on their promotion”, said Silvana Grispino, director of the Oxfam office in BiH, during her opening speech.
“House of Crafts” in Sarajevo is part of the project “Development of Cultural Tourism in Mostar and Skopje”, implemented by International non-governmental organization Oxfam, office in Sarajevo, under the SeeNet programme, and in cooperation with local partners: Municipality Stari Grad Sarajevo, canton Sarajevo and City of Sarajevo, but most importantly with local craftsman.