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Culture comprises a lot of cultural activities related to tradition and cultural values. These activities also include activities of cultural associations, theatres, museums and cinemas as well as different events, etc. In Prijedor Municipality relatively good results have been achieved in culture sector.
Culture development bearers in the town and the municipality are the Museum Kozare, the Public Library Cirilo and Metodije, the Town Theatre, the Gallery '96, the Memorial house of Stojanovic family and numerous cultural and artistic associations in Prijedor municipality.
Museum Kozare is one of the central points of a cultural life in Prijedor Municipality. The first exhibition dates back to 1895.
At the time Museum was situated in the Kapetanov konak building (today a tennis club building). Since 1983 the Museum collection has been housed in the same building as today. Main task of the Museum Kozare is to study and preserve cultural heritage of this area.
Works of famous artists such as Milić od Mačve, Radovan Kragulj, Sreten Stojanović and Branko Miljuš have been displayed in this museum.
Theatre Prijedor was established in 1954 by a group of enthusiasts who were in love with theatre art. It is famous for remarkable quality of its performances.
Until recently it had a status of the amateur theatre; today it is the town theatre. Artists of Prijedor theatre were authors of the Republic of Srpska Theatre Festival named Kočić’s Serbian Scene.
Public library Cirilo and Metodije currently holds about 40.000 titles.
It represents an important institution in education of both students and experts in certain areas. The Library is the organizer of numerous political, literary and science events.
It was established as a municipal public library and it is situated in the building of Museum Kozare.
Gallery ’96 is the newest cultural institution in the town. It became widely recognized in a relatively short period thanks to various exhibitions of important artists, classical music concerts and literary promotions.
Memorial house of Stojanovic family is an exhibition area of meritorious members of Stojanovic family, a doctor Mladen the national hero and a legend of this area above all.