Museums of Sarajevo: Gallery 11/07/95

Gallery 11/07/95 is a memorial gallery whose aim is to preserve the memory of the Srebrenica tragedy and its 8,372 victims who were killed after the Army of Republika Srpska captured the eastern Bosnian town on July 11, 1995 and commited a genocide.


Located in the center of Sarajevo and covering an area of 300m2, this gallery had a symbolic opening on July 12, 2012, the day after the anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. The gallery aspires to be part of the collective memory – both as a testimony and a condemnation of the violence.


The gallery’s permanent exhibit provides documentary images of what remains of Srebrenica. This includes a wall with the names of the victims, old family photographs, the scenes from the survivors’ camp, bones that were once scattered and later collected, offensive graffiti, photos of women from Srebrenica in front of Anne Frank’s house, as well as video and audio documents. Gallery 11/07/95 provides visitors with a documentary-artistic interpretation of the events that took place in July 1995 and asks that they not be simply passive observers of the items on display, but living witnesses to the horror and injustice.


In addition to its permanent exhibit, the gallery also regularly organizes and hosts other exhibits.