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The year 2021 in review

As the new year approaches, it is time to look back and recap what we have done in the past year, which has been quite busy for us. PUBLIC UPDATES Monastery MANASIJA Collection  We have enriched our digital collection of Manasija monastery with virtual tours and photographs of the architecture and fresco decoration of the church and fortificat

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BLAGO in Sirnićka and Sredačka Župa, 2021

On the fourth day of our Kosovo trip, Nenad Vukićević and Zoran Jovanović headed south to the old royal city of Prizren. The road is well-known, as we spent some considerable time there in June of 2019 while recording for churches of Prizren, including the famous Virgin Ljeviška. Our destination is a cluster of small churches in Sirnićka and Sredač

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BLAGO in Gračanica, 2021

Gračanica monastery, near Lipljan in Kosovo, is the last monumental foundation of King Stefan Milutin. Built on the ruins of the former Church of the Holy Virgin, the monastery was completed in 1321 and dedicated to the Annunciation of the Holy Virgin, subsequently re-dedicated to Her Dormition. On the western wall of the southe

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BLAGO at the conference, Oct 2021

King Milutin and the Paleologan Age: History, Literature, Heritage, 24-26 October 2021, Skopje   As this year commemorates 700 years from the death of the Holy Serbian King Stefan Uroš II Milutin, we are pleased to say that the BLAGO Fund will be a part of the International Scientific Conference "King Milutin and the Palaeologan Age:

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Manasija Collection Completed

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 preserv

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Arilje Collection Completed

 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 colle

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Monastery Mileseva collection completed

The Monastery 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 the BLAGO Mileseva col

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20 YEARS OF BLAGO

Word wide available digital archive of BLAGO Fund, became an inevitable resource for both students and scholars on numerous faculties in Serbia, as well as abroad. A large number of BLAGO Fund photographs are published in Serbian and foreign scientific periodicals and monographs. For this occasion, BLAGO released a short booklet documenting some of

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Prizren Expedition

 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 Run

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BLAGO team in Arilje, June 2018

 In June of 2018, the BLAGO team went to Arilje, where the collection of the St Achillius church was created. The church of St. Achillius, Bishop of Larissa, Greece, a staunch opponent of the Arian heresy and a participant of the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD, located in a small city of Arilje, western Serbia, was the destination of the BL

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BLAGO revisits monastery Mileseva, March 2018

  In March of 2018, the BLAGO team went to Mileseva. The last collection from the monastery was from the year 2000, and the refresh was required — members of the small group: Gordana, Jelena, Meda, Zoran, and Nenad. Besides being cold, this trip was as always memorable. Please visit the latest collection of Monastery Mileseva.

GIGA Panoramic VR and pictures added to Studenica collection

 A GIGA panoramic VR has been added to the Studenica collection. This represents the most accurate and detailed up to date recording of the Studenica's main church, the Presentation of the Holy Virgin.

Monastery Studenica collection available online

 The complete collection of Monastery Studenica is available on the BLAGO website. More than three thousand pictures represent the work of BLAGO over the last few years.

BLAGO Expedition 2008, personal story

In June of 2008, BLAGO Fund went to Kosovo & Metohija to record and archive some smaller churches and monasteries. Radmilo Bozinovic, the author of this story, was with BLAGO for the first time. Besides being part of the crew for the archiving work, this is also Radmilo's personal pilgrimage to an area regarded as a cradle of Serbian identity a

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Blago Fund continues its cooperation with Princeton and Harvard Universities

The BLAGO Fund Team donated slides and DVDs on Serbian monasteries to the Princeton and Harvard Universities. Slides and DVDs were created by the BLAGO field team during their years of extensive work in Monastery Mileseva, August 2000, 195 slides; Monastery Studenica, Monastery Gracanica, June 2003, 98 slides; Monastery Decani, June 2004, 21 slides

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Save the White Angel, Diary

From Mija StanojkovicSuccessful Start - June 24, 2001 Greetings from Belgrade, although I should do it from Mileseva. With two associates, I settled in the old dorm. The first working week is already behind us. The weather conditions were not favorable for us, but we managed. It rained non-stop for three days so we were forced to a different r

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While the content of the BLAGO Fund collections is free to use,  there are also some restrictions on commercial use and proper attribution of the material.  Follow the links below for more information.

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