BLAGO Fund at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Monday, May 9, 2022, BLAGO Fund sponsored session took place at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the largest gathering of scholars specializing in medieval studies hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. Every year, the congress brings together thousands of medievalists from around the world to Kalamazoo, MI,...

New Collection: Monastery Jošanica

A new collection of the monastery of Jošanica is now available on our website. The monastery is located in the vicinity of the town of Jagodina in central Serbia, at the foothills of Crni Vrh mountain. The exact time of construction and painting of the church is not known; the most recent analyses date it to the 1430s. The original dedication ...

BLAGO Fund and Wikimedia Cooperation

This month, the BLAGO Fund and Wikimedia Serbia representatives have signed an agreement allowing for a significant number of photographs created by the BLAGO team to become available on the Wikimedia Commons. Photographs of some of the most famous Serbian monasteries and churches from our collections will be used as illustrative material for Wikip...

St Nicholas Church, Ramaca
Church of St Nicholas, Ramaća, Collection

A new collection of the church of St Nicholas, Ramaća, is now available on our website. At the foothills of Rudnik mountain, 25 km from Kragujevac, is the picturesque village of Ramaća with its old church, known by its folk name Kumanica, currently dedicated to Saints Constantine and Helen. The church was initially dedicated to Saint...

BLAGO Fund Sponsored Session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies

It is with great excitement that we can announce that the BLAGO Fund sponsored session, "Digital Methods in Preservation of Medieval Cultural Heritage: New Approaches and Technologies", at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo will take place Monday, May 9, 3:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 p.m. CET).  Each year, the Congress...

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...

The Holy Archangels Monastery Collection

A new collection of the Holy Archangels Monastery near Prizren is now available on our website. Even though there are only remains of the main church, fortification walls, and other buildings of the once lavishly decorated monastic complex, the historical importance of this imperial foundation that served as the mausoleum of Emperor Stefan Duš...

BLAGO in Sirinićka 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 Sirinićka and Sreda...

BLAGO Fund Presentation at the International Conference "King Milutin and the Palaelogan Age: History, Literature, Cultural Heritage"

It has been a pleasure to have been a part of the International Conference "King Milutin and the Palaelogan Age: History, Literature, Cultural Heritage." We want to thank and congratulate the organizers and all participants for making this a truly remarkable event. During these three days, many photographs and videos of the BLAGO Fund were used in ...

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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