BLAGO Fund is a non-profit organization that preserves and promotes Serbian cultural heritage. Its experts and enthusiasts seek to develop a broader awareness and understanding of the importance of Serbian cultural heritage along with its place in the global cultural landscape, and to present its significance and beauty to the world.
In June of 2019, BLAGO went again to Kosovo and Metohija. This time our destination was the city of Prizren with its churches: “The Theotokos of Ljevis” (endowment of King Milutin), churches of Holy Salvation (endowment of Mladen Vladojevic) and St. Nicholas (endowment of Dragoslav Tutic), and the church of St. George (endowment of family Runovic). Visit BLAGO Prizren Collection.
The church of Arilje is dedicated to Bishop Achillius of Larissa, Greece, a staunch opponent of the Arian heresy and a participant of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The Church of Saint Achillius in Arilje had close connections to the Nemanjić Dynasty, the first Serbian Archbishop Saint Sava, and King Dragutin. Visit BLAGO Arilje collection.
The monastery of Mileseva was founded by Vladislav, King of Serbia, son of Stefan the First-Crowned and grandson of Stefan Nemanja, founder of the most influential Serbian medieval dynasty. Old Serbian biographers recorded that the erection of Mileseva started immediately after Vladislav's accession to the throne in 1234. Visit BLAGO Mileseva collection.
Do not forget history; it made who we are today. It is a pure pleasure and fun working on BLAGO projects, especially once you hear from the happy users of our collections.
Nenad Vukicevic, Founder
A colleague of mine recommended your site as an excellent database of materials and indeed it represents a TREASURE in the true sense of the word.
There is no site like BLAGO. I have been using material from BLAGO for many years now, and I always come back for more. Thank you for not locking down your repository, it is wonderful that we researchers can count on you.