Balkan Museum Network Steering Board

Balkan Museum Network Steering Board has 9 members. Since 2014 the Board members are

  • Tatjana Cvjetićanin

    Curator and archaeologist involved in the development of the Balkan museum Network from 2006. She is a former director of the National Museum in Belgrade (2003-2012), where she still works as a museum adviser. She has a rich experience both in a museum management, strategic planning and development and collection presentation and interpretation. From 2003 to 2006 she was the vice-president of the national ICOM committee. She holds Ph.D. in archaeology from the Belgrade University, Serbia and is an alumna of the fellowship programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is the author of three books and more than sixty papers in the field of Roman archaeology, archaeology in museums, and history of those disciplines.

    Tatjana Cvjetićanin is a president of the BMN Steering Board.

  • Elma Hašimbegović

    Elma Hašimbegović is a historian and museum professional, born in Sarajevo in 1977. She graduated from history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, and holds an MA and MPhil in medieval studies from Central European University in Budapest. Since 2001 she works at the History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, currently being a director of this cultural institution. In her professional museum work, she is committed to strengthen the role of museums in the BH society faced with many challenges including the total neglect of the state cultural institutions, by turning a museum into the space for a dialogue and active learning, accessible to all citizens.

  • Etleva Demollari

    Etleva Demollari is the Head of the Educational Programmes Departmant at the National History Museum of Tirana, Albania. Etleva is PHD candidate in the Doctoral School for Cultural Heritage in the Faculty of History and Philology at Tirana University. As a member of the Steering Board of the Balkan Museum Network and its Access Group, Etleva was involved in developing several projects for disabled people. Etlevacani(at)yahoo(dot)fr

  • Sali Kadria

    Sali Kadria is a Curator at the National Historical Museum in Tirane, Albania. He holds a Master of Science’s degree in Modern History at the University of Tirane, Albania. Currently, he is carrying research in Albanian Modern history to PhD. Sali has worked in the field of education, museum collections’ management and research. He works as curator of objects’ collections of Albanian Renaissance and Independence of Albania. Since 1997, has conducted a series of training in the field of education, communication and cultural heritage in Albania and abroad. He has been curator and and co-curator of several exhibitions at home and abroad. He has been secretary of the Scientific Council at the National History Museum, Tirane. Currently, is a member of the Board of Balkan Museums Network (BMN), based in Sarajevo and member of the Academic Senate at Albanological Studies Center in Tirane. He participated in several scientific conferences and published scientific articles in the field of the Albania’s history. He loves the art of photography and walking.

  • Irena Ružin

    Irena Ružin PhD, is Program Director of the Institute and Museum Bitola since 2006. Her professional work is mostly in management of international and national projects, marketing and cultural heritage education. Irena is Board member of BMN and a member of the Access Group. The experience gained through BMAG trainings and activities Irena implemented at Bitola museum. At the moment, Irena is working in cooperation with museums and colleagues from BMAG, various associations and schools on projects of accessibility and inclusion. Irenaruzin(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Atila Hornok

    Historian by profession who works as curator in City Museum of Novi Sad since 2008, and from same year he active participates in CHwB projects and programs for Western Balkan. He is also one of the founders of the Balkan Museum Network.  His first experience as Museum and Heritage professional, Atila gains as Conservator for preventive conservation, specialized in Anoxic treatment. He developed skills for project management during implementation of several international projects for CHwB and one for IPA CBC programme. He uses his knowledge of graphic design and open-source programming for developing and promoting ideas for cultural heritage projects.

  • Jonathan Eaton

    Jonathan Eaton works in CHwB Albania. He applies his education in history and anthropology to his work at CHwB by focusing on the interpretation and engagement aspects of cultural heritage – connecting people, place, history and memory and encouraging people to embrace heritage as an essential and active part of their life, because our heritage is who we are.

  • Zana Hoxha

    Zana Hoxha works in CHwB Kosova. Zana initially joined CHwB as external collaborator, an archaeological consultant for Vushtrri Castle, and started working in the position of program assistant in March 2013. Zana graduated from the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki in Greece, who majored in Archaeology and History of Art. Zana is fluent in English and Greek.

  • Diana Walters

    Diana Walters works as an international museum and heritage consultant specializing in peacebuilding, access, participation, intercultural dialogue, education, management and professional development. Originally from the UK she has worked in over 20 countries as a project manager, facilitator, researcher and lecturer. She is a visiting lecturer at Gothenburg University, Sweden and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Exeter University, UK. Diana works as a consultant for the NGO Cultural Heritage without Borders in the western Balkans, Kenya and other countries in transition. She holds a PhD from Newcastle University, UK.