NOT TO FORGET – exhibition on the occasion of five years since pogrom of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohia

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On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at 7 p.m., at a refectory of the church of St Sava at Vracar, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno, vicar of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, on the behalf of  Patriarch of Serbia and His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, opened an exhibition oficons and frescoes, copies of the icons and the frescoes from monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohia. The icons and frescoes are created by students of the Academy of Arts and Conservation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and which were created under the mentorship of Goran Janicijevic, assistant professor at the subject of Fresco writing.

The opening of exhibition was attended by lots of admirers of church art, people from cultural and public life, archimandrite Danilo(Ljubotina), protopresbyter-staurophor Drago Ubiparipovic, protopresbyter-staurophor Drago Sando, protopresbyter Luka Novakovic, deacon Milan Kovacevic, Dr Vojislav Milovanovic, head architect of St Sava`s Cathedral at Vracar. 

At the beginning of the exhibition, protopresbyter-staurophor Dr Radomir Popovic thanked students and professors for they showed this year that they remember all the Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo and Metohia. He also pointed out that this exhibition traditionally takes place every year and thatis very significant it visited many cities in the world - from New York via Boston to Munich.

Fifty icons and frescoes showcased on the exhibition are replicas of  the frescoes frommonasteries in Kosovo and Metohia. The exhibition will be open until March 24 when is going to be marked ten years since NATO bombing. Entrance is free of charge.