Since 1913 the Ethnology Department has been located in one of the buildings of National Museum, the interior of which has been arranged to illustrate a traditional urban house in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The collection of ethnological material began when the Museum was established in 1888, with the purchase of some very valuable ethnological artifacts such as sets of traditional costume. The Department is engaged in museological work, scientific research and educational work. It publishes the annual Glasnik Zemaljskog muzeja, Vol. Ethnology, has one permanent exhibition and prepares several thematic exhibitions each year.
The Museum specialists and experts collect, preserve, exhibit and study all aspects of the material, spiritual and social culture of the peoples of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Ethnology Department houses a rich fund of artifacts stored and classified in thematic collections
Dioramas and models
The life and Culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Urban Population in the 19th century
Which shirt is mine? - temporary exhibition