The goal of the exhibition “Heritage of Montenegro” organised by Europe House, the Montenegro State Library for the visually impaired, and the Museum Society of Montenegro was to “feel the cultural heritage of Montenegro through sight, touch, and sound.”
This exhibition brought together two projects: “Montenegro Beauty at Your Fingertips” by the Montenegro State Library for the visually impaired, and “Heritage Touch” by the Museum Society of Montenegro, which is financially supported by the European Union.
The exhibition “Montenegro Beauty at Your Fingertips” presents Montenegro’s historical and cultural landmarks in 3D format, accompanied by an audio guide and Braille captions.
The aim of this project is to bring segments of cultural heritage closer to visually impaired individuals who, due to sensory limitations, have not had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with a wide range of cultural heritage of Montenegro.
Europe House visitors had the opportunity to hear the first edition of the “Mountain Wreath” in audio form, the most well-known and significant Montenegrin book by our ruler, poet, and wisest head, Petar II Petrović Njegoš, published on the 210th anniversary of his birth.
The Museum Society of Montenegro prepared the exhibition “Heritage Touch,” consisting of tactile images of objects in 2D format, accompanied by texts in Braille and photographs of objects from five museums in Montenegro. Through fifteen representative artifacts, this exhibition takes us on a journey through the diversity and richness of Montenegrin heritage.
With this exhibition we mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, emphasising the importance of inclusivity and support for all members of our society.
While feeling the stories about Montenegro’s cultural heritage, Europe House visitors also had the opportunity to enjoy the sounds of several traditional Montenegrin songs played virtuously on the flute by the ethnomusicologist Nikola Zekić and in the melodies of the guitar maestro Mihailo Šaranović.
The exhibition “Heritage of Montenegro” will be open until 10 December.