Prishtina's Ethnological Museum

The Ethnological Museum is my favourite place in Pristina.  It's made up of an eighteenth century and a nineteenth century house, set in gardens which form an oasis of elegance in the concrete heart of Kosovo's capital.
When I first went to visit it, I was wary that it might be all pots and rugs. Far from it. The older house is left as a city home might have been in the eighteenth century (but without any of those scary mannequins in 'everyday' poses which haunt some 'reconstructions' I've seen in museums); the newer building houses an exhibit with each room taking a theme such as birth, marriage, death and the echoes after death.

But most of all, it's the young engaging guides at the museum which make it such an appealing place. 
Events and initiatives

I worked as a volunteer with the museum for some years and supported the museum's promotional activities, including demonstrations in the grounds of the museum on summer Saturdays. The national dish of Kosovar Albanians, fli, was cooked in the traditional way over an open fire in the gardens, and served to visitors. It was the beginning of my love affair with Kosovan food (you can see the recipe for how it's made and read more about the food I love in my book, Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo)
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