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A Corner Where Magic Happens

The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina has opened a special corner to host children who visit this institution, organized an exhibition and several workshops for autistic children.

The History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina as one of Balkan Museum Network’s grantees has implemented a set of activities within the project „(HI)STORY FUNHOUSE“ focused on disabled children.

From 5th to 15th of April the Museum has hosted the exhibition “Hary and his magical world”. In the newly opened kids corner different workshops have been organized for children, including children with autism, in the period from 10th to 14th of April.

“Hary and his magical world” was an exhibition of the drawings of 15-years old boy Haris Sinan Lindsay – Hary. At very young age Hary expressed interest for visual art. By watching cartoons and movies, Hary started drawing his favourite characters, and later other things from his surroundings and reproductions of artistic pictures. Hary had several individual and group exhibitions, including “Talents from the Shadow” in 2014 in the Sarajevo City Hall. Hary has autism.

Along with the exhibition, the Museum has hosted several workshops for autistic children. All workshops have been organized in the children’s corner where the youngest can explore the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

With the help from “Museum crew” – special designed children’s characters – children can learn about the history and heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina. All characters are inspired by the museum artefacts related to the different historical events.

The activities have been realised in partnership with the Association EDUS – Education for all.