The National Gallery in Sarajevo was founded in 1946, and the first collection consisted of 600 works of art. The gallery was open to public only in 1959, when 2,200 works of art, mostly by Bosnian-Herzegovinian artists, were presented.
During the war (from 1992 to 1995), 51 works of art disappeared from the gallery, under unknown circumstances. Even today, there is no information or trace about this incident.
In the gallery you will find works of modern and contemporary art, and the gallery itself is one of the oldest and most important museum institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Numerous works represent the artist's work or living space, garden or terrace, the window through which observes the world.
The gallery houses rich collection with approx. 6,000 art works that are divided into several sections: Bosnia and Herzegovina Art Collection, Ferdinand Hodler Collection, The Collection of Frescoes, Yugoslav Art Collection, International Collection of Donations, Photos and New Media Collection and finally NADA Art Archive.
The National Gallery also includes libraries, restoration, carpentry and gilding workshops, a photo studio with a photo library.
Ticket price for the National Gallery
Regular ticket price for National Gallery is 5 KM
Working hours of the National Gallery
The National Gallery is open every day from 10:00am to 8:00pm.
The Gallery is closed on Sunday.
(!) There is no special access for people with disabilities
(!) There is a public parking in front of the Gallery
Using camera flash is not allowed
Smoking as well as consuming food and drinks is not allowed
Pets are not allowed
It is mandatory to leave large bags and umbrellas with the doorman
Expert guidance of groups is possible, with prior agreement.