Our Publishing Efforts
Upcoming book: Mother of God in Serbian Medieval Wall Painting
As we have photographed innumerable frescoes in Serbian monasteries and churches with beautiful representations of The Mother of God, we wanted to create an entire publication devoted solely to depictions of the Mother of God in the Serbian wall paintings of the Middle Ages.
Over 100 pages of high-quality images from the most famous monasteries and those lesser-known. This book will be sold in Serbian bookstores or on Amazon for a worldwide audience.
Wikimedia Agreement on Cooperation
From the inception of the BLAGO Fund, our goal has been to increase the knowledge and awareness of Serbian medieval heritage. We hope that our cooperation with Wikimedia will enable an even greater number of people to become acquainted with some of its most beautiful monuments. The agreement will allow Wikimedia to use BLAGO photographs of the most famous Serbian monasteries and churches from our collections in the illustrative material for Wikipedia articles, accessed by thousands of people from across the world.
Collections: Sredačka and Sirnićka Župa, Kosovo
The County of Sredska is a valley in the southeastern part of Kosovo and Metohija, below the Shar mountains and the source of the Prizren Bistrica river. Historically, this area constituted a small administrative division, “zhupa,” of the medieval Serbian state with the town of Sredska and seven villages around it. Relatively small in size, it has a great number of old churches, built around the time of restoration of the Patriarchate of Pec in 1557.
Collections: Monastery Gracanica (Грачаница), collection refresh
Collections: Monastery Kalenić
Collections: Monastery Jošanica
It is located in the gorge of the river of the same name at the foot of the mountain Crni Vrh, near the village of Jošanički Prnjavor, about 10 km from Jagodina. It was demolished and rebuilt several times, and its history can be traced back to the 17th century only. It is an important place for the period of the Serbian uprising. where Prince Miloš met with Grand Vizier Marachli Ali Pasha in 1815 to reach the peace agreement and create the modern Serbian state.
Collections: Church of St Nicholas, Ramaća
The church in the village of Ramaca dates from the end of the 14th century and is dedicated to Saints Constantin and Jelena. The church is mentioned in Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent’s writings when the Turks visited this place during their campaign in the Balkans. It will be another of our collections from central Serbia.