Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

The Museum of Vojvodina, with a remarkable variety of departments, houses a rich museum collection of about 400,000 objects and a library with over 50,000 publications. The scientifically complex permanent exhibition presents the development of the human kind in the present territory of Vojvodina, covering the span of eight thousand years. Altogether 6,000 artefacts and objects on 3,000 square represent archaeology, general history, art history and ethnology of the region. The permanent exhibition gives a synthesis of region’s several millennia long history. The exhibited objects are witnesses of human communities and cultures from the Palaeolith and Mezolite times until the first human traces nearly 70,000 years old in the vicinity of Irig, over the Neolith cultures at Starčevo, Vinča and other Neolithic cultures, the multi-layered Gomolava, Feudvar and Kalkača, the mythic ages of Ancient Greece and Roman Empire up until the migration of peoples until the settlement of the ethnic communities: Slovenes, Ugars, Serbians and other nations. The second part of the permanent exhibition features the past of Vojvodina Region between the mid-19th century up to the 20th century and it is situated in the building of the former Historical Museum.

The informal trademarks of the Museum for decades have been three Roman parade helmets, the unique samples of their kind in Europe, which are part of the Museum collection.

Beside the headquarters in Novi Sad, the Museum network also includes two dependencies: the Museum Complex in Kulpin, encompassing the exhibition of period furniture and the exhibition on the development of agriculture in Vojvodina, as well as the Ethno-house "Brvnara" in Bački Jarak. Several other permanent exhibitions are also on display at other locations.

The beginnings of the Museum of Vojvodina date back in 1825. The idea of establishing the Museum is closely connected to the Matica Srpska Arts and Cultural Society, the oldest Serbian scientific and culture institution. It came into reality on October 14, 1847, when it was decided to found the Serbian National Collection. The first collection stems from the rich legacy of a great philanthropist Sava Popović Tekelija, the first Serbian doctor of legal science and the former President of the Matica Srpska. The initial collection has grown to become the Museum within the Matica Srpska and as such was officially opened on July 9, 1933. The Vojvodina Museum was founded May 30, 1947, from a section of the Matica Srpska Museum, with the goal to establish a central museum covering the entire territory of Vojvodina, with several collections in the fields of archaeology, ethnology, history, history of art, zoology, botany, geology-paleontology and minerology-petrography. In 1974, the Museum moved into the current building, in which the court had once operated, erected back in 1896 according to the design of Gyula Wagner, an architect from Budapest.

Subsequently several further institutions were founded out of the Vojvodina Museum, which are in charge of cultural monuments and in charge of nature protection: the Museum of the Working Class Movement and the National Revolution, the City Museum of Novi Sad, the Regional Nature Protection Institute, the Theatre Museum of Vojvodina and the Vojvodina Agricultural Museum. Today’s Museum of Vojvodina was established May 20, 1992, when the Vojvodina Museum joined the Vojvodina Historical Museum.

The Museum of Vojvodina is a reference centre for all the institutions dealing with movable cultural property, such as museums, galleries and art collections in the territory of Vojvodina, authorized to supervise their professional work.