Pursuant to Article 36 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments, at its 4th session held from 3 to 9 September 2002 the Commission to Preserve National Monuments adopted a
TO DESIGNATE THE PROPERTIES AS NATIONAL MONUMENTS
The Commission to Preserve National Monuments performs proclamation of the property to the national monuments on the basis of criteria based on the subject of legal protection, scope and value of each property.
I. A SUBJECT OF LEGAL PROTECTION
A) PORTABLE CULTURAL PROPERTY (INDIVIDUAL OR IN COLLECTIONS), ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CLASSIFICATION:
- Small objects (home furnishings, clothing, working equipment, tools, handicraft products, etc.)
- building fragments,
- inscriptions, etc.
B) IMMOVABLE CULTURAL PROPERTY:
1. Historic buildings and monuments
- industrial, etc.
2. Groups of buildings (which are either part of a composition with a certain purpose or an agglomeration which is the result of continuous building in a historic core)
- industrial, etc.
- cultural landscape
- natural site related to some ritual or tradition,
A. Time frame
(properties arisen from the prehistoric times until the end of XX century)
B. Historic value
(association of a building, or group or place to a historic figure in the history or a significant event in the history)
C. Artistic and aesthetic value
i. Quality of workmanship,
ii. Quality of material,
v. Value of a detail,
vi. Structural value.
D. Clarity (documentary, scientific and educational or pedagogic value)
i. Material evidence about less known historic era,
ii. Evidence of historic changes,
iii. Work of a famous artist or builder,
iv. Evidence of certain type, style or regional manner,
v. Evidence of a typical lifestyle in the certain era.
E. Symbolic value
i. Ontology value,
ii. Sacral value,
iii. Traditional value,
iv. Relation to the rituals or traditions,
v. Significance for the identity of a group of people.
F. Townscape/Landscape value
i. Relation of the form in the comparison with other parts of the group,
ii. Meaning in the townscape,
iii. A building or a group of buildings is a part of a group or site.
i. Form and design,
ii. Materials and substance,
iii. Use and function,
iv. Traditions and techniques,
v. Location and setting,
vi. Spirit and feeling, and
vii. Other internal and external factors.
i. The single or rare example of a object type or style,
ii. A masterpiece of workmanship or course,
iii. Work of a prominent artist/ architect, craftsman.
I. Integrity (groups, sites, collections)
i. Material wholeness,
iv. Unimpaired condition.
For proclamation of the property to the national monuments, property and political criterions are not of special importance.
This Criteria will be published in the Official Gazette of BiH and the Official Gazettes of both Entities and of Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ref: 01-203/02 Chairman of the Commission
Sarajevo, 3 September 2002 Dubravko Lovrenović
Pursuant to Article 36 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments, at its 8th session held on 6 to 12 May 2003 the Commission to Preserve National Monuments issued a
on amendments to the Criteria for designating properties as
In the Criteria for designating properties as National Monuments (Official Gazette of BiH no. 33/02), clause II.A. Time frame, the words and numbers «up to the end of the twentieth century» shall be altered to read «up to 1960».
The provisions of clause I of this Decision shall apply to all the buildings and sites on the Provisional List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of BiH no. 33/02) and to all buildings and sites for which a petition is submitted that they be designated as a national monument and in regard to which no final decision has been issued by the Commission to Preserve National Monuments up to the date of entry into force of this Decision.
The provisions of clause I of this Decision shall not apply to buildings and sites rehabilitated pursuant to the Law on the Implementatioin of the Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments established pursuant to Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH nos. 2/02 and 27/02, Official Gazette of Republika Srpska no. 9/02, and Official Gazette of Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina no. 2/02).
This Decision enters into force on the date of its adoption and shall be published in the Official Gazette of BiH and the official gazettes of the Entities and Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
E l u c i d a t i o n
The Commission to Preserve National Monuments has received a large number of petitions to designate properties as national monuments, more of which relate to buildings constructed since the war than to those that are part of the important, very old and endangered heritage. The Commission has accordingly concluded that, given the extent to which centuries-old monuments are endangered and the fact that those for which petitions are submitted are frequently not endangered, it will consider during its five-year term only those monuments that date from the past history of Bosnia and Herzegovina up to 1960. This does not mean that when these monuments have been lawfully inventoried and categorized and the necessary measures taken to protect them and preserve them from destruction, the Commission will not adopt a decision to alter the time frame and introduce the possibility of extending the chronological scope of the protected heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This Decision provides for buildings and ensembles built since 1960 on the site of destroyed national monuments and rehabilitated consistent with the provisions of the Laws on the Implementation of the Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments established pursuant to Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina not to be subject to the defined time frame as a limitation when decisions of the Commission are issued.
In cases where the building in question is an outstandingly valuable work of contemporary art or architecture of a date later than 1960, the Commission will consider these cases and issue a recommendation to the heritage protection authorities at the Entity, regional or local level that the monument be protected pursuant to the relevant laws.
No: 01.2-6-792/03 Chairman of the Commission
6 May 2003
Sarajevo Amra Hadžimuhamedović