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Visits to the Municipalities of Kladanj and Tuzla


The meeting in the Municipality of Kladanj was held on 04 November 2004, at 09:45 a.m. The meeting was attended by the members of the Commission and its staff, and Šaha Mazalović, assistant to the Head of Budget, Supervision, and Spatial Planning Department; Azra Hamzić, assistant to the Head of Social Activities Department; Senko Hodžić, Officer in charge of urbanism; and Salih Dizdarević, Officer in charge of cadastre.


The members of the Commission introduced Commission’s authorities, modus operandi, rules of procedure of the Commission. Terms and forms of cooperation were defined between representatives of the Municipality and Commission.


Šaha Mazalović emphasized Kladanj’s richness in the cultural and historical heritage, as well as the need for assistance regarding protection of the heritage, due to the lack of funds on the part of the Municipality to protect the monuments adequately. The Kuršumlija mosque is in a very poor condition, and is under the risk of collapsing, thus there is a need for urgent funds to be allocated.    


Azra Hamzić drew attention to the Djevojačka cave and Beglerska cave, as two among rather significant monuments in the Municipality territory. 


After the meeting, the participants visited the Kuršumlija mosque, the mosque in Brateljevići, the Djevojačka cave in Brateljevići and stećak tombstones necropolis in Brateljevići. Expert staff of the Secretariat visited some of the mosques for which the Commission had received the petitions. 



The meeting in the Municipality of Tuzla was held on 04 November 2004, at 13:30. The meeting was attended by the members of the Commission and its staff, and Jasmin Imamović, the Mayor; Franjo Kovačević, assistant to the Head of Social Activities Department; Mustafa Begić, assistant to the Head of Surveying and Real Estate Affairs and director of the Republic Surveying Directorate for Real Estate Affairs; Slavko Stjepić, assistant to the Head of Spatial Planning and Environment; and Mijo Franković, director of the Tuzla Canton Institute for Protection of the Cultural, Historical and Natural Heritage in Tuzla.


Amra Hadžimuhamedović pointed out that, starting from the year 2003, the Commission initiated a campaign for protection of the endangered heritage, supported by the exhibition “Cultural Memory – a Vanishing Treasury”. She proposed opening of the Exhibition in Tuzla, on 18 or 19 December 2004, on the day of 50th anniversary of signing the European Culture Convention, which is to be observed throughout the Europe. The Mayor agreed to holding the Exhibition, the technical details would be specified upon the session with the Secretariat of the Commission.

            Jasmin Imamović put a light on the most significant monuments from the Tuzla Canton territory: the stećak tombstone necropolis in the Municipality of Kalesija, the Old Srebrenik Fortress, the Husein captain Gradaščević tower in Gradačac and the Fortress in  Gračanica.

            Mijo Franković said that Tuzla, being major urban and cultural destination, had not been awarded any decision to designate, and only four properties are in the Provisional List of National Monuments. He drew attention to the architectural ensemble of the Franciscan monastery: Monastery in Srebrenica, the Monastery of St. Anne in, locality at the very verge of urban body of Tuzla, Solina settlement, being a multi-layered cultural locality, originating from the Late Bronze Age through the Medieval period(the Franciscan monastery, being apart of the complex originating from the  pre-Ottoman period), and situated at completely intact, authentic, original natural belvedere, giving a view of Tuzla, old Franciscan church, making a part of the said 10 monasteries from the pre-Ottoman period. Those 10 Franciscan monasteries have enormous significance being a qualitatively new contribution, not only to the cultural history of Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also to the political history. He furthermore exemplified some of the monuments from the latest period, after the year 1945 and two powder-magazines from the Ottoman period:  in Gornja Tuzla and powder-magazine in Tuzla.

            After the meeting, the participants visited the Salted square, the  Čaršijska mosque, the Turalibey’s (Poljska) mosque, the Powder-magazine (Barutana), two houses in Gornja Tuzla, the ensemble of the Pannonian Lake and salted wells, and the wooden Džindićka mosque.


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