Reorganisation of a Museum Depot

Authors: Ajla Alijagić, Kenan Cikotić, Iman Gec, Ida Fazlić, Mirza Raunić, Jasmina Hrustanović and Arman Džaferagić
Mentor: Azra Bečević-Šarenkapa, MSc (senior conservator)

Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Study programme: Interdisciplinary Study Programme in Conservation-Restoration
Specialization: General (2nd year of study)


Ajla Alijagic, Kenan Cikotic, Iman Gec, Ida Fazlic, Mirza Raunic, Jasmina Hrustanovic, Arman Dzaferagic
Abstract

This paper will focus on work in reorganisation of the storage room of the Agricultural collection at the Ethnology Department in the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our mentor was part of a RE-ORG team in South East Europe and gets knowledge and desire to work in one of the least worked storage room in Ethnology Department. Using a methodology developed by ICCROM we approached to our task. Our work was consisted of condition survey of the whole collection, making plans for future storage, surface cleaning of the objects, documentation, preparing appropriate space for storing objects, making mount for the objects. One of the most important task is to protect objects in best possible way in sense of making an environment appropriate for certain objects (according to type of material, size, importance). One of the most important things which we accepted with RE-ORG methodology is that we can improve conditions in the storage rooms, and therefore the state of the objects with relatively few financial resources, but with a lot of will, desire, knowledge and teamwork.

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Short biographies

KENAN CIKOTIĆ: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. he volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depot with the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Within classes he worked on identification, valorisation, assessment of exhibits in The Museum of Sarajevo and Bey's mosque in Sarajevo. In 2015. he participated in the workshop „Inappropriate monuments" in Niš.In 2015. He attended School of vernacular architecture in Stolac, BiH, (EX. PO AUS, Adriatic IPA, Adriatic UNESCO, Commission for the Conservation of National Monuments BiH).

IDA FAZLIĆ: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. she volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depot with the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Within classes she worked on identification, valorisation and assessment of exhibits in The History Museum of Sarajevo. Ida did a research on fragments of Aladža mosque in Foča and their anastylosis. Ida organised creative workshops, promoted architectural cultural heritage and worked on raising awareness of the importance of cultural heritage in our country and conservation, Brčko, 2012-2014.

ARMAN DŽAFERAGIĆ: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. He volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depot with the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Arman also worked on digitalization of the photo collection in The History Museum of BiH . Within classes he worked on identification, valorisation and assessment of exhibits in The Museum of Sarajevo and The History Museum BiH. In 2015. he attended School of vernacular architecture in Stolac, BiH, (EX. PO AUS, Adriatic IPA, Adriatic UNESCO, Commission for the Conservation of National Monuments BiH). Photographer- freelancer.

AJLA ALIJAGIĆ: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. she volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depot with the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Within classes she worked on identification, valorisation and assessment of exhibits in Museum of Sarajevo. Ajla did a research on fragments of Aladža mosque in Foča and their anastylosis. In 2015. she attended School of vernacular architecture, Stolac, BiH, (EX. PO AUS, Adriatic IPA, Adriatic UNESCO, Commission for the Conservation of National Monuments BiH). Graduated journalist-journalist freelancer.

MIRZA RAUNIĆ: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. He volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depotwith the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Mirza worked on digitalization of the photo collection in The History Museum of BiH . Within classes he worked on identification, valorisation and assessment of exhibits in The Museum of Sarajevo and The History Museum BiH. In 2015. attended School of vernacular architecture, Stolac, BiH, (EX. PO AUS, Adriatic IPA, Adriatic UNESCO, Commission for theConservation of National Monuments BiH).

IMAN GEC: Second-year student of the interdisciplinary study: Conservation and Restoration (Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo and Faculty of Science Sarajevo). In 2015. she volunteered in The History Museum of BiH in reorganisation of the depot with the collection of three-dimensional items and worked on their preventive conservation. Within classes she worked on identification, valorisation and assessment of exhibits in The History Museum of Sarajevo. Art technician for textile design.

JASMINA HRUSTANOVIĆ: 2003 Graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo (Graphics). 1997 – 2011 Worked as an active artist. 2010 – 2011 Internship at Zavičajni muzej, Visoko (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 2010 – 2014 President of the "Association of cultural and historical heritage – Transversal Wave". 2011 – 2014 Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the international project "Manubalk", EU (conservation of written heritage in western Balkans). 2013 Certificate of trainings: "Physical conditions of documents conservation", "Assessing conservation priorities and preparation of conservation studies", "Digitization of collections for conservation purpose" - Centre de Conservation du Livre's, Training centre in Arles, France. 2015 Research on the object "Mišćina džamija", Sarajevo (national monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina).