By Ana Buljan

The Museum of the Old Orthodox Church was established soon after the first museum in BiH: the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The museum was opened in 1890 and it exhibits the valuable and historic items of the church treasury. At the opening of the museum, Metropolitan Djordje Nikolajevic said that their museum presents the history of Sarajevo and its people.

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The museum was located in reconstructed storehouse near the church, but in 1939 it was relocated to another reconstructed object within the premises of the Old Orthodox Church. The items were treated and exhibited with the help of experts from the National Museum. The museum was expanded twice: in 1958 and in 1975.

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The museum of the church exhibits old artworks, old printed and handwritten books, church vestments, church items, old money, weapons and a collection of treated stone works. The most significant items in the museum are artworks of domestic and foreign artists. The museum exhibits many icons that represent various old art schools and movements.

The church is located at Mula Mustafe Baseskije 59 and the museum is open from Tuesday through Sunday from 10,00 to 15,00 hrs.