A traveling exhibition called ‘Cities on the Move – Post-Ottoman Heritage”, which showcases Ankara, Belgrade, Istanbul and Sarajevo in the 1920s and 1930s, will open in the Serbian History Museum on 7th November. The Yugoslav Museum and the University of Basel are the exhibition organizers.
Professor Natasa Miskovic is the exhibition’s author. She collected the photographs from the photo material published in the old Yugoslav and Turkish newspapers. The exhibition comprises of 200 carefully selected and digitally re-mastered photographs that depict changes that took place in four towns – Belgrade, Sarajevo, Istanbul and Ankara – in the 1920s and 30s.
The photographs were taken from the photo archives of the Politika daily and Vreme magazine from Serbia and dailies Cumhurijet and Aksam, based in Istanbul. They depict the evolution of these four cities into modern-day settlements, the fashion, the manners and the everyday lives of their citizens.
The exhibition was prepared in Basel, Switzerland, and is a result of an international cooperation under the framework of the scientific project called SIBA (visual approach to studying everyday life in Turkish and Yugoslav towns in the 1920s and 1930s) of which Natasa Miskovic is project manager. Miskovic is also a professor of the Middle Eastern studies at the University of Basel.
The exhibition will be opened in Belgrade until 28th January, 2018, and then it will be showcased first in Istanbul, and then in Sarajevo, Graz and Cambridge.
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