Herzegovina Museum

The Museum was founded in 1952. The first archaeological excavation by the museum was done in 1957, on the Church of St.  Peter in Zavala. The first Museum’s publication, titled ‘Trebinje I’, by Vasilije Korać, was issued in 1966. The Tribunia magazine was started in 1975. It has approximately 1,500 m² of usable space, about 800 m² of which is the exhibition space.
Permanent exhibitions and legacies:
Jovan Dučić’s Collection with valuable artistic exhibits (72 stone sculptures, 14 paintings of local and foreign artists, tapestries, mosaics, a tapestry, Jovan Dučić’s decorations, ambassadorial clothes and manuscripts);
– Permanent ethnological exhibition Folk life and culture of Serbs in eastern Herzegovina in the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century;
– Permanent archaeological exhibition with the valuable exhibits from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages;
– Memorial exhibition of Atanasije Popović’s paintings – 43 paintings of the famous painter, gift to the town of Trebinje from painter’s brother, Uroš Popović;;
– Legacy of painter Milena Šotra – 24 paintings with motifs of Herzegovina and travel journal from Russia and 15 graphics by painter’s brother, famous graphic artist Branko Šotra;
-Legacy of painter Milorad Ćorović– 57 artistic paintings;
– Legacy of writer and sculptor Radovan Ždrale – 122 semi-precious stone sculptures.
In addition to these permanent exhibitions and legacies, there are about 400 paintings, graphics, sculptures and other objects in the Museum of Herzegovina. As part of the Museum of Herzegovina, there is an annex at Ušće (Lastva), a bequest of Dubravka Kujačić, where temporary exhibitions, promotions, concerts etc. are organized. The Museum has an important collection of library materials (the library with technical books from different fields of science, culture and art).
In addition to permanent displays and bequests, the Museum of Herzegovina holds temporary exhibitions, poetry recitals, book promotions and music concerts.