In June 2019 the Nikšić family, Zanat founders, opened the Woodcarving Museum in Konjic to inaugurate the UNESCO inscription of the craft.
In 2019 we opened the doors to the Woodcarving Museum. Zanat is preserving historic memories of the woodcarving tradition in Konjic, including the memory of several generations of craftsman and shop-owners who passed the skills down to their heirs. The museum has made these memories accessible to students and educators, to tourists and anyone curious to learn about the lives and deeds of Konjic woodcarvers, about the tools and techniques they use, about entrepreneurial ingenuity which has enabled the craft to survive two world wars, nationalization, and prohibition during socialist Yugoslavia and, the 1990s war in Bosnia.
We are immensely proud that our Woodcarving Museum is the winner of the Živa Award 2022 in the category for for best Slavic museum presented by the Forum of Slavic Cultures and the winner of the premier award presented by the European Museum Academy, the Luiggi Micheletti Award 2022.
Museum architecture: Normal Arhitektura