Debate over cultural institutions reveals continued fissures in Bosnia

March 19, 2012

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Bosnian students entered the National Museum to protest and sign a petition against the closure of the museum last year.

Museums are a repository for a nation’s history, culture, values and at times, its politics. But in Bosnia and Herzegovina, it's been too controversial to set up these institutions because of the divisive legacy of the war that killed thousands and set Serb, Muslim and Croat neighbors against each other. From BBC program Assignment, Rebecca Kesby reports from Sarajevo on individuals who are trying to preserve the past.