• "Hollywood" - redesign by Trio

Sajdin Osmančević

Online exhibition
July - December 2024

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Product Design Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo. Sajdin Osmancevic is also a student of this department (graduated in 2015) who established himself in the field of car design and has already created a series of successful creations for Prevent, DE automotive (supplier for BMW), and companies Skoda, Ford, Great Wall Motors.


  • It was fine in Sarajevo

    The Academy of Fine Arts with its faculty and creative potential also found its place in the auspices of the Olympics. Having worked in inadequate spaces and in several different locations, the Academy finally got its own building, the former Evangelical Church, where it moved into in 1982.

  • Branko Bačanović

    Branko Bačanović was born in Sarajevo on June 14, 1952. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, majoring in graphic design, in 1977. He acted as the chairman of the Association of visual artists of applied arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ULUPUBiH) from 1988 to 1990.

  • Almin Zrno

    Almin Zrno is widely recognized as one of the most influential photographers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in 1966 in Sarajevo, remote from the world centers of photography, Zrno early discovered his love for photography and joined the renown photo club CEDUS, where he got introduced to the magical world of his future profession.

  • Senad Muratspahić

    Senad Muratspahić is a young and insufficiently known author to a wider audience. He graduated in product design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 2019. Even during his studies, he showed a special interest in design drawing. He worked on developing his drawing skills, in classical and digital techniques.

  • Halil Tikveša

    Halil Tikveša is part of a circle of well established, mature artists, self assured in their position, sure of the value of their statements. This is exemplified by the sense of serenity that radiates from him, a peace that has been paid for in loving labour, and won despite a passionate but muffled inner turmoil.

  • Čedomir Kostović

    The international educational and designing career of Čedomir Kostović is a unique narrative, comparable to few other contemporary examples of an art educator and author-designer in any way related to the discourse in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and, in his case, particularly in Sarajevo.

  • Juraj Neidhardt

    Juraj Neidhardt was born on October 15, 1901, in Zagreb to his father Đuro and mother Anka. The Neidhardts were originally from Germany. Juraj Neidhardt’s grandfather, Franc Ksaver Neidhardt, moved to Zagreb in 1856 from Neiderstotzingen-Ulm in Württenberg.

  • The Academy of Fine Arts

    The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as an institution that aims to educate artists and lecturers for the development of fine arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    Muhamed Karamehmedović, an art historian from Sarajevo, on whose initiative this institution has been founded, became its first dean.

  • Nina Knežević

    Aleksandra Nina Knežević (Sarajevo 1973). Graduated from the Academy of Arts (Cetinje, Montenegro), graphic design department.
    Her work is fresh and contemporary and easily communicates an international visual language through playful typography and graphics.

  • Milomir Kovačević
    Milomir Kovačević is no ordinary photographer. He is a photographer witness - a chronicler of our consciences. He is a documentary filmmaker who keeps the image of the world from disappearing, from transience. Its habitus is Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Trio design group
    The Trio design group spends the war in Sarajevo, cooperating with the Magazine DANI, and design covers for this magazine. Along with these, they also design a series of posters that represent the appeal of Sarajevo's citizens referred to all over the civilized world - in Sarajevo, there are civilization values of the whole world!
  • Pictures and Memories
    Their work is characterized by a thoughtful internal order of the image, clear symbolic and visual signs, sophistication of color harmonies, and sensitivity created as an expression of the deep experience of their homeland, the country of Bosnia, its spirituality and culture.
  • Contemporary design
    The tradition of industrial design in Bosnia and Herzegovina is more than a century long. The first record is related to the year 1904 and the mention of "a Persian painter" who was in charge of preparing paints and drawing patterns for weaving in the Sarajevo carpet.
  • Zlatko Ugljen
    Zlatko Ugljen is one of the most important architects in Bosnia and Herzegovina in modern times. He was a professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo for many years.
  • Mersad Berber
    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.
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch

    7th President of the International Olympic Committee

    Sarajevo Olympic Games were the best organized in the history of the Winter Olympics by then.

  • Jacques Rogge

    8th President of the International Olympic Committee

    The 14th Winter Olympics in Sarajevo in 1984 were the Games of inspiration and, above all, they had their human face, the most that the human race can achieve when acting in harmony on a common peacetime result ... Sarajevo will always have a special place in the heart of the Olympic movement.

  • Tyler Galloway

    Kansas City Art Institute

    I wanted to give a sense of that generational influence and a sense of location for each generation — stretching from Sarajevo to Springfield to Kansas City. I’m very fortunate to have kept in touch with Čedo over the years and to benefit from his wisdom and advice as an educator and designer.

  • Save the Blue Heart of Europe

    A campaign for the protection of Balkan rivers

    The artworks of a designer Aleksandra Nina Knežević are characterized by a pure and modern idea, they simply communicate in international visual language, and they are presented through playful typography and illustration. She made beautiful illustration to show her support for the Blue Heart of Europe!

  • Ahmed Burić

    About Milomir Kovačević Strašni

    He is the owner of our past!

  • Aleksandar Hemon

    From the introduction to the poster exhibit

    They re-designed images, re-branded brands, re-configured the outside reality, creating their postcards to send them to the world in order to show that Sarajevo never left it. It was the world that left Sarajevo.

  • Aida Abadžić-Hodžić

    Al Jazeera

    ... In the period from the mid-fifties to 1966 and his first solo exhibition at the Art Pavilion in Sarajevo, Behaudin developed a style based on strong stylization of volume, painting with clean surfaces of color, sometimes monochrome, with a pronounced contour line. Then some of the anthological oils such as Blue Vase, Red Still Life, Neretva, Self-Portrait with Apples were created ... July 27 award of SRBiH.

  • Petar Krečič

    "Delo" Ljubljana

    Ugljen has succeeded to bring together grand gesture and a reasonable ground plan and the exterior, to introduce a great measure into the interior spaces commensurable with the man.

  • 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.

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.