Museum dedicated to one of the most significant Bosnian painters Mersad Berber will be opened in Sarajevo.

The museum will be located in Sarajevo downtown, and cover a total of approximately 450 square meters on two stories of a building in Zelenih Beretki 14 Street.

Construction works have already started, and will be carried out in phases, in line with the original design by prominent Bosnian architect Zlatko Ugljen.  

The project is financially supported by the City of Sarajevo and Stari Grad Sarajevo Municipality. It is being implemented in partnership with the ‘Mersad Berber’ Foundation.

Mersad Berber painting 1

Museum will be modelled after similar museums in Vienna, Barcelona and other European cities, and will feature a number of Mersad Berber’s artworks.

Mersad Berber was born in Bosanski Petrovac on January 1, 1940. He graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, and received a teaching position at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 1978.

Today, Berber is widely regarded as one of the most significant graphic artists in the world. He received more than 50 awards for his work, and was included in the Tate Gallery collection in 1984.

From 1992 until his death on October 7, 2012 Berber resided and worked in both Zagreb and Dubrovnik.