|This site is recognized and protected by the National Monument Service|
|Established||23rd May, 2008|
|Location||5 Heritage Avenue, Citizen Corner, Noble City|
|Director||Sir George Brian Mithrăndir|
|Visitor figures||c. 10,000 a year|
|Collection||paintings, photographs, books and manuscripts, icons, artifacts|
The Starovlah Institute is a museum, a gallery, and a library opened for visitors, devoted to strengthening cultural ties between Lovia and the Balkans. Its director is Professor Mithrăndir. The Institute keeps paintings, documents, books and other cultural heritage of especially Stari Vlah and Bosnia, but other Balkan countries as well. It is situated in Citizen Corner, Noble City.
The Starovlah Institute’s collection contains about 20,000 works of art, including books, copies of medieval manuscripts, Orthodox icons, archaeological artifacts, modern paintings from 1800s onwards, and various collections of photographs and postcards, which is comparable to the entire collection of the Lovian Museum for Modern Art.
A museum hall with the copies of medieval manuscripts, old maps, Orthodox icons, and archaeological artifacts from the Balkans is situated in the central part of the Institute building. A copy of the Gospels of Miroslav, the oldest found Serbian manuscript dating from the 12th century, is currently exhibited for the audience.
A library that mostly includes books on the subject of South Slavic linguistics and philology, as well as books of popular literature in Balkan languages, is located in the western wing of the Institute building. It contains around 12,000 titles.
The eastern part of the building is a gallery of modern art, that also includes two important legacies — the Legacy of Rudolf Bruner-Dvořák containing photographs he made in Bosnia in c. 1906, and the Legacy of Đorđe Prudnikov, illustrious Starovlah painter.
One of the Prudnikov’s portraits of the former Yugoslav president Tito from the Institute’s legacy was a gift from the Starovlah Institute to King Dimitri I, which was announced by Professor Mithrăndir during the grand opening of the Institute’s modern art gallery in the eastern wing of the building, on the 23rd of May, 2008.
Institute’s collection Edit
|Western Wing||Central Hall||Eastern Wing|
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The Prudnikov Legacy