[Foundation-l] Bosnia's Top Cultural Institutions Shutting Down

J Alexandr Ledbury-Romanov alexandrdmitriromanov at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 19:52:28 UTC 2012

I'm struggling to see *why* people are arguing over whose cultural
institution is larger/more important than the other's.

Surely the point, as Yaroslav suggests, is to see how the WMF might be able
to get involved ?


2012/1/7 Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com>

> 2012/1/7 geni <geniice at gmail.com>:
> >> We can't say we care about all human knowledge when we give priority to
> >> cases depending on our birthplace.
> >
> > Yes and I'm British. The reality is that museums and libraries close
> > all the time for various reasons. There isn't much we can do about it.
> >
> > The National and University Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina had 1.5
> > million books when it was largely destroyed in 1992. The British
> > Library has just under 14 million books and 150 million documents
> > total. The library of congress is much the same. So as I said slightly
> > different league,
> That's an awful thing to say, but  so specific to representatives of
> anglo-saxon culture (sic!).
> Why don't you think of it this way: The National and University
> Library of Bosnia and Herzegovina had X million books from Bosnian
> authors. How many does the British Library has? I'm guessing much less
> than X.
> Strainu
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