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.
The monastery of Manasija, also known as Resava, was founded by Despot Stefan Lazarević in the first decades of the 15th century. Its church dedicated to the Holy Trinity is among the finest examples of the Morava school of architecture. The interior of the church was painted by experienced and skilled painters, as can be discerned from the preserved frescoes. The monastery was also an important literary and scriptorial center, owing to the efforts of its brethren and Despot Stefan himself. Following his death in 1427, Despot was buried in the monastery. Visit BLAGO Manasija 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.