By Ana Buljan
The Museum of Sarajevo 1878-1918, or the so-called ‘Museum of the Sarajevo Assassination’, is a museum which has one permanent exhibition: ‘Sarajevo 1878-1918’.
This exhibition is a thematic and chronological one, as it depicts events that happened before the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was given the mandate to take over the rule over Bosnia and Herzegovina from the Ottoman Empire, and ends with the World War I.
The museum is located at the corner of the Obala Kulina Bana and Zelenih Beretki streets, on the spot where Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne, and the Duchess of Hohenberg Sophie on June 28, 1914, which led to a declaration of war on Serbia and eventually to the beginning of the World War I.
It is open Monday through Friday, from 1000 to 1600 hrs, and on Saturdays from 1000 to 1500 hrs.
The museum details the years of Austro-Hungarian rule in Sarajevo and the effects it had on the city, from the resistance to occupation, political and administrative changes, to industry, art and architecture, and everything in between.
All of the important events during the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia and Herzegovina are presented in a way to make both those events and the context of this time more understandable for the visitors.