Im Sumpf einer Dumm Klasse primitiver Minister und Regierung ist Alles moeglich! Also wird jede Art von Geld gestohlen, Antike Staetten vermietet und verkauft, betoniert wie in Durres, wo ins Theater Abwaesser laufen, illegaler Bauten am Antiken Theater, wo ab 1996 die Berisha Mafia baute, welche keine Kultur kennt.
Museums Direktoren geben Auskunft, ueber den desolaten Zustand, wo Idioten, Ziegenhirten und Krimnelle im Ministerium fuer die Antiken Staetten zustaendig sind! Die UNESCO hat schon angedroht den Titel Welt Kultur Erbe, fuer die Staette: Berat, Gjorokastre und Butring zu entfernen, wegen illegalen Bauten usw..
21 MAY 13
Troubled Albanian Museum Sunk by Hoxha Row
Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra – but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.
Locked away in a complex of three galleries with soaring vaults and cupolas on the ground floor of Gjirokastra’s castle stand several photographic stands, a flat screen TV with a DVD player, and two displays of artifacts.
Although donors and the government spent nearly half a million euro on preparing the galleries for exhibits, the roof of the castle still leaks, creating large pools of water among the stands.
Attendants will only turn on the lights on at the visitors’ own risk, warning that a short circuit due to humidity could happen at any moment. What should have been Gjirokastra’s newest museum named “A Chronicle in Stone’ is now closed to the general public.
The contents of the museum, which was created by the Gjirokastra Development Foundation, GCDO, were never approved by the State Committee on Monuments, which has disagreed over its content.
Experts complain that the museum is poorly designed and describe it as merely an exhibition. They have also questioned GCDO’s use of donor funds…..
NEW MUSEUM INSIDE GJIROKASTRA CASTLE
Author: Rudina Hoxha
Date: 29 September 2010
A selection of the most attractive items representing Gjirokastra’s unique cultural heritage will be shown in the new museum, which is to open soon within the fortress of the city. Gjirokastra, a city in southern Albania, is also known as the ‘stone city’ or the ‘city of 1000 steps.’ Its old town is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
South-East Europe: People and Culture paid a visit to Elenita Roshi, deputy director of the Gjirokastra Conservation and Developments Organisation (GCDO). She explained the origins of the idea to establish a museum inside the Gjirokastra fortress:
It has been five years since Gjirokastra was included on the World Heritage List. This city was the first one in Albania to achieve such a credit. Since then, tourist numbers have increased from 4,000 in 2005 to almost 20,000 this year. There is a lot to be said about Gjirokastra in terms of its cultural heritage starting from the custom of its polyphonic music to the traditions of folklore, weddings, funerals and others. All this is presented to the visitors in the new museum in the castle of Gjirokastra. The organisation I represent has been working for three years to improve the castle’s visitors’ experience.
What is particular about this museum?
Two thousand years of history will be represented in this new museum once it opens. Inside the castle, the museum offers a beautiful space which has an interesting story behind it. It used to be an old part of the castle used for military purposes, then it was used as a cheese depot in the service of the army during the communist era. And now it has been restored to house a museum with the aid of many donors, among which the US Embassy to Tirana that donated some $48,000 for the restoration of this museum.
The biggest dilemma when you have to restore one of the largest castles in the Balkans in the centre of a medieval city with 2,200 houses and 600 monuments is how to make it easier for the visitors, for the local youth and the community to grasp and understand what it represents. So far, people know what they see of Gjirokastra: the cobbled streets, the large characteristic houses and the stone roofs. What they don’t know is what lies behind them. The best of this region’s culture will be put in place in this museum.
Gjirokastra will not be only a tourist destination but also a centre of cultural research?
There is a high interest on the part of foreigners and international organisations to work in Gjirokastra. In July 2010, the United Nations and GCDO, with the support of Spanish funding, set up a centre for the training of the handicrafts in Gjirokastra. The “Cultural Heritage Without Borders”, a Swedish organisation with a rich international experience, is cooperating with GCDO for two years now with the goal to restore two houses which will serve as premises for restoration camps for students from Albania and abroad. Students of cultural heritage come here to learn about the methods of restoring the wood and the roofs of the characteristic houses of Gjirokastra as well as how to prepare the typical wall plaster that the locals use for their own house walls.
How present will iso-polyphonic music be in this museum?
We are pleased that organisations such as Vodafone Albania Foundation are interested in the cultural heritage of Albania. The support of this foundation will help us to ensure the presence of iso-poliphony in the museum. This type of music in which several different tunes are sung together at the same time is not only a local tradition; it is also of unique value to our nation.
Are young people interested in this musical heritage?
There is no school to learn iso-polyphony in Albania. Yet, it was always sung at weddings and other occasions. Fortunately, the tradition of singing in cafés has been retained by people in Gjirokastra. It often happens that several men gather in a café in the old bazaar of Gjirokastra and begin singing. But the youngsters do not spend much time in the bazaar. So, it was important for us to make an effort in order to find a way how to pass iso-polyphony on to the other generations. GCDO and one of the best local singers of this type of music, Roland Çenko, proposed a project to the English Vodafone Albania Foundation. This organisation is running a programme called The World of Difference. Vodafone Albania found the project attractive and financed it. Competitions are being held in the nine secondary schools of Gjirokastra. At the end, the two best groups will record CDs with their songs. Women also like to sing “iso” showing that this genre is no longer only a male tradition.
Die MTKRS Verbrecher, etliche leben auch in Durres und arbeiten an ihren gefaelschten Grundstuecks Dokumenten, wie Odeta Nishani usw.! Hier die Antiken Steine auf dem Museums Gelaende in der Rruga Taulantia.
Man findet dann diese Steine, welche man mit Polizei Duldung in einer Minute abtransportieren kann auch am Sonntag vor dem Buero der Mafia Notare, welche Lizensen erneut unter Bujar Nishani und gegen Geld erhielten.
Am Sonntag, den 12. Mai 2013. Man will nun diese Antiken Staetten privatisieren, was bei dem Betonismus der duemmsten Regierung, zu weiterem Chaos fuehren wird.
Monumentet, ja propozimet për t’u dhënë me qira
Kalaja e Beratit
Kalaja e Shkodrës
Kalaja e Delvinës, Sarandë
Kalaja e Këlcyrës, Përmet
Kalaja e Pogradecit
Kalaja e Kepit të Rodonit
Kalaja e Kardhiqit, Gjirokastër
Kalaja e Libohovës, Gjirokastër
Kalaja e Melanit, Gjirokastër
Kalaja e Borshit, Sarandë
Kalaja e Bashtovës, Kavajë
Kalaja e Porto-Palermos, Vlorë
Kalaja e Kaninës, Vlorë
Kalaja e Pllocës, Vlorë
Kalaja e Peqinit
Kalaja e Ali Pashës, Xarë, Sarandë
Kalaja e Ali Pashës në hyrje të Vivarit, Sarandë
Kalaja e Petrelës, Tiranë
Kalaja e Prezës, Vorë, Tiranë
Hamami i Krujës
Hamami i Durrësit
Hamami i Slatinjës
Looters destroy medieval frescoes in Albania
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ALBANIA (CBA) — In the years following the fall of Communism in Albania many Orthodox churches and monasteries fell victims to vandals and looters, many priceless works of religious art have been stolen or destroyed. The recent act of theft at a medieval church that left historic frescoes ruined or badly damaged has finally caused a public uproar.
Several frescoes by highly-revered medieval painter Onufri were vandalized and partially stolen from a 16th-century Orthodox church in southern Albania.
Looters tried to cut through the plaster of Saint Friday’s chapel to remove the Saints’ aureoles, but managed only to destroy them.
Konstantin Mecka, resident of a nearby village, could not tolerate the destruction of the country’s cultural heritage and decided to guard the church, as his forefathers did. He says that he was named after Emperor Constantine the Great, and one of the main frescos depicting him is amongst the looted ones.
“These invaluable works of Onufri are being destroyed by criminals hand due to the lack of care and neglect of the institutions, as you can see the most beautiful frescoes are destroyed. I do this (guarding the church) because my heart tells me to,” said Mecka.
Onufri, the most revered icon painter in Albania, lived in the 16th century. In 1554 he settled in a village of Valsh and painted walls of its small church. He is known for using brighter colors and introducing more realistic style of painting and more real and individual facial expressions, breaking with strict conventions of Byzantine style.
Konstantin Shqahu, the Mayor of Gjinar municipality, where the vandalized church belongs to, calls on UNESCO and donors to help to restore “Shen Premtja” church, as it is a Unesco world heritage site.
“We told the institutions in charge that the restoration of St. Friday’s church is a problem which should be dealt with but up to now the restoration hasn’t started yet. The municipality of Gjinar has small budget and doesn’t have resources to fund the restoration,” Shqahu told Reuters.
Officials say that only in the past two years more than twenty Orthodox churches and monasteries have been looted.
Another looted and vandalized church in desperate need of restoration is the 13th century church of Saint Kolli. According to the architect and restorer Reshat Gega this church is one of the most important monuments of Byzantine era not only in Albania but on the territory of the former Byzantine empire. The church with unique architecture is in danger of collapsing due to the original construction flaws and negligence.
“I know for a fact that money was available, but it was not used for it (restoration). The blame lies with the Institution for Cultural Monuments and its director, who as I’ve said earlier created a situation which I now can call criminal without hesitation,” said Gega… http://www.thv11.com/news/article/263375/288/Looters-destroy-medieval-frescoes-in-Albania-
Die Durres Mafia und Antike Stätten und Anarchie Chaos rund um das Antike Theater in Durres
The 14 Most Endangered European Heritage Sites
Posted: 05/19/2013 12:59 pm EDT
Some of the most important cultural sites in Europe are in danger of disappearing.
Last month, landmarks preservation group Europa Nostra shortlisted 14 of the continent’s endangered cultural heritage sites hoping to garner attention and inspire action to prevent their continued decay. Among these landmarks are churches, archaeological sites, and historic neighborhoods.
Of the nominated sites, seven will be chosen on June 16 as the most endangered. Europa Nostra plans to dispatch “rescue teams” to survey each site and develop rehabilitation plans, which will be presented to the European Heritage Policy Conference in Brussels this December.
“With this new advocacy program, Europa Nostra aims not only to identify the most endangered monuments and sites in Europe but also to launch a true call for action,” Europa Nostra’s executive president Denis de Kergorlay said in a press release. “By sending multidisciplinary teams of experts to visit the selected sites, together with our partners, we will seek to contribute to finding sustainable and viable solutions for the future. In this way, we hope to inspire and encourage action by various public and private organisations also in other places in Europe and beyond.”
The 7 Most Endangered program launched last January, inspired by the success of a similar initiative by the U.S. National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Check out the 14 most endangered heritage sites in Europe: