Presenting The Gallery of Matica Srpska
on XX International festival Intermuseum 2018 in Moscow (Russian Federation)
May 31st – June 3rd, 2018

Invited by the Forum of Slavic Cultures, The Gallery of Matica Srpska was taking part at the International festival Intermuseum 2018 which was organized by the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Moscow and Krasnoyarsk regions and was held in Moscow from May 31st to June 3rd, 2018 with a theme “Museums and society”.

The Gallery of Matica Srpska was on the “ŽIVA Squer” stand along with the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska from Banja Luka and the Typhlological Museum from Zagreb and was representing exhibition “Space, shape, touch” ‒ specialized exhibition for blind and visually impaired people. Apart from them, other museums that are also part of the Forum of Slavic Cultures such as museums from Serbia (Museum of Yugoslavia, National Museum in Kikinda, Open Museum “Staro selo”, Sirogojno), from Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia and Poland were involved.

Representatives of museums were present at the opening ceremony of Intermuseum 2018 hosted by Olga Golodets, Vice-Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation engaged with culture, Vladimir Medinsky, Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the Hermitage Museum and Andreja Rihter, PhD, president of the Forum of Slavic Cultures. After the opening, delegation of the Russian Government headed by Olga Golodets and Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky, has visited “ŽIVA Square” stand and met with the directors and representatives of museums: Sarita Vujković, PhD, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska, Željka Bosnar Salihagić, M.A., director of the Typhlological Museum in Zagreb, Snežana Mišić, PhD, programme director of The Gallery of Matica Srpska, Blaž Peršin, director of the Museums and Galleries of Ljubljana, Tanja Roženbergar, PhD, director of the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana, Branislav Svetozarevikj, PhD, director of the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Ivo Fadić, PhD, director of the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar. The same day, within the official programme of Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation, Andreja Rihter, the president of the Forum of Slavic Cultures held the presentation with the title: “ŽIVA je živa”, and the meeting with the topic of city museums and their interaction with the society where all the representatives from “ŽIVA Square” stand were present.

During the festival, museums that won ŽIVA Award were represented on the stand of the Forum of Slavic Cultures and those museums are: the Gallery of Matica Srpska and Museum of Yugoslavia (Serbia), Slovenian Alpine Museum, Museums and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovenian Ethnographic Museum (Slovenia), Typhlological Museum and Museum of Ancient glass (Croatia), Museum of Contemporary Art from the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Museum of the Macedonian Struggle (Macedonia), after that there was a discussion on the next participation at Intermuseum 2019 and on the possible common topic to be presented at the next festival.

Moreover, there was a workshop for museum experts on the topic “Museums and society” moderated by Tina Huremovič, the project manager of the Forum of Slavic Cultures on which the work with the audience was presented. The program of The Gallery of Matica Srpska – The Gallery of Matica Srpska – Museum for all was introduced by Snežana Mišić, PhD, Programme Director.

The Gallery of Matica Srpska received The Diploma for the participation at the Intermuseum 2018 festival, from the organizers. On the closing ceremony the appreciation letter was given to the Forum of Slavic Cultures for the participation at the Intermuseum 2018 festival, which Sarita Vujković, PhD, from the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska, Snežana Mišić, PhD, from The Gallery of Matica Srpska and Sara Sopić from The Museum of Yugoslavia received in the name of the Forum.

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