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The city of Kichevo is first mentioned in history at the beginning of the 11th century, however its origins can be linked to the old settlement from the Bronze age, excavated on the high hill called Kitino Kale (Kitino Fortress) and the mystical city of Uskana, mentioned in the wars between the Macedonian king Perseus and the Romans in 170 – 169 B.C. On the Western side of the valley rises a dense pine forests making it a special place for rest and recreation. The House of Art is located in this natural environment, where an annual international art colony takes place. The beautiful setting provides inspiration for artists to create excellent pieces of work. Since 1980 the Museum of Western Macedonia has been operating, promoting and protecting the cultural heritage of these areas. The museum possesses the largest ethnological collection of costumes, items of furniture, traditional fabrics and old crafts.