Gallery 11/07/95 is the first memorial museum/gallery in Bosnia and Herzegovina – exhibition space aiming to preserve the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives during the genocide. The permanent exhibition provides documentary scenes of what was left of Srebrenica in the wake of this genocide. Through a wide range of multimedia content – images, maps, audio and video materials, the Gallery aims to offer its visitors the documentary and artistic interpretation of the events that took place during July 1995 in this small town in Eastern Bosnia.
Through the temporary exhibits and educational programs, both, modern world events and the past of the former Yugoslavia are highlighted. The concept of the Gallery 11/07/95 is envisioned as a hybrid of museum and gallery space. Through the idea of cross-breeding museum and gallery form, and temporal designations of the past and future, as well as through the artistic and the documentary, the attempt is to counteract the homogeneous and ideological interpretative strategies. Besides, the specificity of the Gallery 11/07/95 is the fact that it does not deal with the history in its final form, but it is also intervening into the historical moment that is not only a recent past, but belongs to the present as well. The general aim of this museum is to be a strong and decisive voice against all forms of violence in the world. Srebrenica is a symbol – not only of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also of the suffering of innocent people and the indifference of others.
The gallery employs mixed media – photography, video, and interactive documentary – in close proximity that propels the spectator to reflect on the particular politics of memory and forgetting that have come to characterize not only the event itself, but also how the event has been (re)presented.