The Bosniak Institute | Adil Zulfikarpašić Foundation represents one of the most important cultural institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina which offers visitors a chance to see a priceless art collection, as well as a library and archive whose contents have been collected over many decades.
Although it is located in Sarajevo, the Institute was actually first founded in Zurich in 1988 as a vakuf (endowment) by Adil Bey Zulfikarpašić, a Bosnian dissident, politician and philanthropist. This represented the culmination of his many years of collecting, classifying and organizing the manuscripts and historical, literary, journalistic-publicity, archival and folklore material about BiH, neighboring countries and their people. In 2001, the Bosniak Institute was relocated to Sarajevo and housed in a modern building next to Gazi Husrev Bey’s Hamam, a traditional public bath built between 1537 and 1539, which now serves as an exhibit space and venue for organizing various cultural and social events. The Institute’s library collection contains more than 150,000 items and there is a rich art collection with around 1,500 works by some 200 renowned BiH artists, including Ismet Mujezinović, Hakija Kulenović, Mersad Berber, Affan Ramić, Safet Zec, Vojo Dimitrijević and many others. In addition to these collections, the Bosniak Institute has an archive of documents, video and audio materials and a valuable map collection. It also serves as a bindery, antique shop, graphic center and bookshop, as well as a documentation center on the last war (1992-1995).
Monday - Friday
08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Mula Mustafa Bašeskije 21

+ 387 33 27 98 00