After two weeks on view at the National Gallery of Kosovo and over 700 visitors, the WCM’s temporary exhibition in Prishtina closed yesterday. Among the visitors were the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, and his team, whom we welcomed on the exhibition’s final day.
Kurti expressed strong support for the War Childhood Museum’s work, signing the book of impressions and sharing the following: “Childhood isn’t something that goes away; these are formative years that influence the rest of one’s life. But a war childhood – that some survive while others don’t – means carrying unforgettable memories which are significant for the individual and the whole society.
”The War Childhood Museum is of incredible importance for growing up in peace, and in times when we are seeking justice for victims and ways to prevent crimes from being repeated. This Museum's exhibition is true art, terrible and beautiful art, that at the same time nurtures culture of remembrance.Albin Kurti, Kosovo PM
The WCM’s exhibition, featuring personal stories, belongings, and video testimonies of children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, Palestine, and Afghanistan, garnered considerable media attention, bringing together students from several faculties, officials, and the general audience. The exhibition came to Prishtina after being on view in Belgrade from March 28 to April 10, where it was visited by close to 1.000 citizens of Serbia’s capital.
The War Childhood Museum resumed its traveling exhibitions following the COVID-19 pandemic and will visit several more cities in BiH and abroad in the upcoming period.