• Mersad Berber ART

  • Mosque with candelas

  • Pocitelj

  • Vignette

  • Young Man with green turban

  • Infanta Margarita in red

  • Nidzara - The age of romance

  • Berisa, triptych I (detail)

  • Sarajevo Cronicles

  • The Raft of the Medusa III (sketch)

  • Drawing from Dubrovnik (diptych I)

  • Mersad Berber DESIGN

  • XIII Dragon children's games, illustration

  • Indexi, LP cover (illustration)

  • MESS Sarajevo, poster

  • Do you remember Dolly Bell (illustration for poster)

  • Visegrad, poster

  • Tapestry

  • Trappist cheese, label

  • Gamlet, NPS (scenography)

  • Logo of French-Bosnian Friendship


Magician with a pencil

Mersad Berber (Bosanski Petrovac 1940 – Zagreb 2012) was one of the most prolific artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina of the second half of the 20th century. In 1963, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in the class of the professor Maksim Sedej and completed the specialist course in graphic art in 1965 in the class of the professor Riko Debenjak.


Milton Glaser Exhibition - Sarajevo 2020
About Milton Glaser
Milton Glaser’s exhibition, held in Sarajevo in February 2020, in the National Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was his last solo exhibition in the world.
Photo by Michael Somoroff, 2015
Photos from the exhibition
Exhibition dedicated to one of America’s most celebrated graphic designers, opened on 6 February 2020 at the Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A collection of seventy original posters by this great artist has been presented.
Exhibition publication
BiH Art Gallery and the Museum in Exile are the organizers of the exhibition and it will be open until February 29.
Exhibition poster
The poster Milton Glaser had created for its launch was officially the last he had designed in his career.
  • Edward Lucie Smith

    Famous art critic about Mersad Berber

    Berber draws with a fluency and confidence that has almost entirely disappeared from the art in Western Europe and the United States.

  • The slogan I ❤NY went beyond any expectations I had of its reach.
    For reasons that are not fully understandable, it’s still everywhere.

    Milton Glaser
  • At that time, foreign books were very expensive in Yugoslavia. In one of my visits Nikola Konstantinovic proudly showed me his new trophy, the book Milton Glaser – Graphic Design.

    Mirko Ilic

Museum in exile - Bosnia and Herzegovina in the modern era

The beginning of creation of the Museum in Exile collection dates back to 2009. Several friends from Travnik donated to the author of this idea, Professor Asim Đelilović, the first exhibits from their private collections.

The Museum in Exile was first presented to public in April 2015 in Sarajevo. This is when the first Bosnian and English editions of the book titled Museum in Exile - Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Modern Era were published by the Dobra Knjiga Publishing House in Sarajevo. The content of this first edition determined the character and objectives of the Museum in Exile.

The first and most important activity of the Museum is to create a collection of documents, books, publications, artefacts and products. In a relatively short period of time, thanks primarily to Mr Ladislav Slavko Maksimović from Sarajevo, the collection grew to several thousands exhibits. With its content in the broadest sense of the term it documents the cultural scene in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the modern era, with special emphasis on the emergence and development of design in the country.

Cooperation was established with numerous individuals active in the fields of culture and design, both in the country and abroad, while cooperation was also established with domestic and foreign institutions in the domains of culture, foundations and museum that gave an added value to the collection. Another important activity is focused on the promotion and presentation of the collection.

Through all its activities, the Museum in Exile tries to be a platform that provides the most important information about developments in design in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The establishment of the collection, its constant enrichment, public presentations and exhibitions, dissemination of information and periodical publications remain its key objective.