Minister Gashi: Such exhibitions are evidence of cooperation and realization of joint activities between our two countries


Within the framework of the Joint Cultural Calendar between the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania, the Kosovo Museum has opened today the photographic exhibition "I am Albanian" in cooperation with the National History Museum.

The exhibition which themed Albanian-emigrated includes photographic material on Albanian diaspora for centuries. The exhibition begins chronologically with the picture of the National Hero, Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu, as a representative of the most glorious era of Albanians, and at the time when the first wave of Albanian emigration began. The exhibition features photos of the first Arbëresh people with their settlements in southern Italy, photos of Arvanites and Albanian Renaissance. The first immigrant photo in the US is an important moment in the exhibition, following photographs of the first patriotic fellowships in Sofia, Bucharest, Cairo, Istanbul and Vienna. The rest of the exhibition, but not least, is presented through photographs of successful Albanian personalities in their countries of emigration.

The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi participated in the opening of the exhibition, who considered the exhibition as a bringing in front of us of the memory of the suffering and the painful history experienced by the Albanian people in different periods of history.

Minister Gashi said that "As a Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, I am continuing to follow the progress of the implementation of the activities deriving from the Protocol Cooperation on the Joint Cultural Calendar that we signed in June and today I want to reaffirm again this is my support in this regard, but also to thank the institutions of our two countries for the commitment shown in this process.

The exhibition of the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Albania, which opens today in the Museum of Kosovo, deals with meaningful and same content for both Kosovo and Albania, such as the Albanian Diaspora. Such exhibitions are a testament to a great space that exists to deepen the cooperation and realization of joint activities in the future", said Minister Gashi, adding that this activity being organized within the Calendar shows that cooperation between the Republic of Kosovo and Albania in the field of culture is in the right direction and this cooperation will be further advanced.