Workshop on fighting illicit trafficking of cultural property

The workshop on the topic “Fighting illicit trafficking of cultural property in the Western Balkans” is being held for the next three days at the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Zoran Ljutkov, addressed the opening of the workshop, which was also welcomed by Sinisha Seshum and Matteo Rosati from the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe.

The five-day workshop is aimed at raising awareness and building capacities to fight against illicit trafficking of cultural property for various categories of institutions and other stakeholders.

Participants will be international and national experts, representatives from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Justice, Internal Affairs and the Customs Administration, public prosecutors and judges, as well as museum professionals and site managers. The project “Fighting illicit trafficking of cultural property in the Western Balkans” is funded by the European Commission and implemented by UNESCO through the UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Culture in Europe based in Venice and their office Antenna in Sarajevo.

The workshop is held from 8 to 10 July in the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence, and from 11 to 12 July in Holiday Inn.

Photo by Martin Krzhalovski.

 

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