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Intangible Heritage Section

Intangible Heritage Section consists of the following systematic collections: 

  • Folk medicine and beliefs
  • Folk customs
  • Musical instruments
  • Folklore archive
  • Archive of field notes and recordings
  • Photo collection

Inventory books contain 16,480 inventory units; in addition, there are 7,561 dance notations, 2,344 drawings, and 10,466 photographs.

Nirha Efendić, DSc
Ethnologist specialising in traditional oral poetry
Research associate
Ernis Šljivo
Ethnologist specialising in rural social and legal relations
etnologija duhovna kultura rukopisna zbirka

Manuscript of Smajil O. Bradarić's collection of folk ballads Folk Art and Wisdom (from Derventa and the Surrounding Villages Mostly)

This handwritten collection of oral poetry contains almost one thousand lyric ballads and a number of lyric narrative songs. They were all gathered and written down in five books by Smajil O.