Some two year ago I decided it was time to refresh our website – blog or whatever you may call it. The only logical choice was to call up people that deigned it at the first place. To my surprise conditions for minor changes (omitting a twitter account log on a first page) were very bad for us and the price of 800 EUR was a theft. The other logical choice in Slovenia, where we come from, would be to find some similar experts, get similar offer and pay the price. Inspire

When I was thinking of how to find someone else I was flying through twitter for latest news and somehow decided to write a short message on twitter. It must be someone out there who knows someone able to help. It was done in few thumbs moves. And I was back at reading to whatever was of interest to me that day.

To my surprise few minutes, literally, few minutes a direct message came back to my twitter account. It was David. David I never heard of before. Apparently David was able to solve problems I was writing of in an hour of technician work and it would cost me 30 pounds. It must be joke I was thinking to myself and enjoyed writing to him what I need in more details. Yes, David replied, we can do it! OK if you say so, let’s give it a try and I authorised works on our blog.

And the next day David was back with short memo, the job is done. After checking our blog it was really done and it was done exactly as we agreed. And this is when David became my friend. Well a friend I never meet, but hey we live in virtual worlds and David did not only a virtual job for us but the job that really mattered and it was done with speed of a light.

You do not have to ask twice who is out technical blog master now. David and his team of course. I always use this story in my presentations when discussing regional development, globalisation and potentials web and technologies are brining: I was trying something else and they found me over twitter in a matter of minutes and they did the job as agreed in matter of hours. What else do you need, just get out there and do your job. Of course if you love it otherwise you’d better not even try.

So if you have a problem and this problem can be solved with help of David and his team my suggestion is to go with them. They care, they like what they do and are committed. What else do you need?

You will find these very nice people at Inspire Web Consultancy and yes tell my greeting to David when you write.

 

Expert from Oikos was engaged in the preparation of the feasibility study for the Ars Aevi collection in Sarajevo.

The objective is to study possible future development of the Ars Aevi collection and to carry out an in depth analysis of required investment costs, corresponding operational costs and the most appropriate governance structure. The study analyses possible legal status and recommends concrete proposals for a contemporary art museum Ars Aevi in Sarajevo.

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Currently the Ars Aevi Collection is located in the south hall of the Youth House (Dom mladih), which was reconstructed in 2007 when a collection was moved here. The interior is decorated according to the project of architect Amir Vuk Zec elaborated in 2005, as a part of the project implemented by the UNESCO with the contribution of the Government of the Republic of Italy. The exhibition space is designed as a temporary storehouse with wall panels and flooring that can be removed and reconfigured, using compressed plywood as material. Visitors are able to see the exhibition as they move unnoticed through huge space of stored artwork. With a wooden box design the designer wanted to send the message that this is a temporary home for the Ars Aevi collection.

The Ars Aevi collection should be moved to new Museum of contemporary art located in Marijin dvor in Sarajevo as soon as the construction partners are agreed. The construction is based on a Ars Aevi Contemporary Art museum project design from 2005 designed by Mr. Renzo Piano. The feasibility study shows to the feasibility of the museum but the human resources in Ars Aevi need to be sthenghtened to be able to manage the collection, develop focused and efficent marketing and promotion of the collection, assure the collection development and growth and strenghten the financial and organizational capacity of the organziation before this is realocated to a new building.

A public consultation with UNESCO, Delegation of the European Union in Bosnia and Herczegovina, British Council, local and international workshop at Ars Aevi, SarajevoNGOs and artistis was held to discuss conclussions and recomendations form the Feasibility study before this was delivered ti the Client. Participants were happy to discuss possible coordination and joint activities of the Ars Aevi museum with IT business in the Sarajevo economic region. This will benefit both the collection and the IT business in develping new value and in opening of cooperation with markets.

The ARS AEVI – Feasibility Study project is financed from the Europen union and is implemented by IBF International Consulting in collaboration with ATC and ECFDC.