The Gallery does not only consist of its art collection and the past, but also the people employed in modernly designed departments.

Department of Research and Collection Care

The Department of Research and Collection Care the performs systematic research and protection of the collection, professional processing and evaluation of artistic material, preparation of professional and scientific documentation on collections, systematic arrangement, storage, and protection of documentary material on collections, continuous care of the collection, preventive protection, conservation, and restoration of artworks.

The activities of the Department are performed in the Subdepartment for Collection and the Subdepartment for Protection.

Program Director

Managing the Department of Research and Collection Care
Conservator-restorer of the art fund on paper

Danilo Vuksanović, PhD, senior conservator
(+381) 21 4899019
d.vuksanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

The rooster represents vigilance which does not mean the same as wakefulness. The rooster is wakefulness that knows the sensory world is just a dream. Vigilance is a prerequisite of all knowledge, and museums are treasures of knowledge. There is no sleep in the modern museum. If there were no roosters, we would all sleep. Copies of the wall paintings represent a document about monuments from the past in current museum conditions. Therefore, the works of art which I was photographed with, made in rustic technique, surrounded by the photographer’s apron, speak of my constant work on the interpretation of archetypal symbols of culture.

He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad in graphics, and then earned his master’s and doctoral degrees. Since 2004, he has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a conservator-restorer of the art fund on paper. He is the editor of the periodical on exhibitions Tradition and Contemporary Art, established in 2014. He also participates in the realization of Gallery’s exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is active in various projects on the protection of cultural heritage, contemporary art, and publishing. As an artist, he has been exhibiting independently since 1997. He is also an art critic and a member of the Supervisory Board of the Gallery of Matica Srpska and Matica Srpska, as well as a member of the Association of Conservators of Serbia and the Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina and Serbia.

The Collection Subdepartment

The Collection Subdepartment performs systematic research and protection of the collection, professional processing, and evaluation of artistic materials, proposing, ratifying and systematically arranging cultural goods in accordance with the law, as well as storage and protection of the documentary material on collections and exhibitions. The of Collection Subdepartment participates in providing professional assistance to other institutions.

Head of the Collection Subdepartment
Curator of the Collection of Drawings

Mirjana Brmbota, MA, museum advisor
(+381) 21 4899025
m.brmbota@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

She is a sophisticated lady, dignified and strong. Her mysterious character and mystical gaze are the entrance to her heart – the place where reigns the only true and sincere value that is eternal – love.

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, in art history. She earned her master’s degree at the Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Novi Sad. Since 2000, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a curator in charge of the 20th century art collection, and since 2009, as a curator of the Collection of drawings and the Collection of watercolors, pastels, and combined techniques. She is engaged in research and study of the phenomena of visuality and fine arts in artistic drawing. She is engaged in leading the Collection Section as well as in the professional processing of the Art Fund according to museological principles. As an author and collaborator, she has prepared many exhibitions and accompanying catalogs as well as publications. She participates in the activities of professional organizations, conferences, seminars, and workshops in the country in the field of museology and art history.

Curator of the Collection of Paintings

Snežana Mišić, PhD, museum advisor
(+381) 21 4899015
s.misic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Bold and determined, a brave and a noble young woman … My first meeting with Sofija Dunđerski happened during the preparation of an exhibition in which I participated for the first time, as a curator of the Gallery of Matica Srpska fifteen years ago. Then, “hidden” from the public eye in the Gallery’s storage, Sofija fought for her place in the Permanent exhibition, as she did in 1930, when she was the first female jockey to participate in the race at the Belgrade Hippodrome. Almost every time I go through the display, I stop for a moment in front of her, commonly and unconsciously…

She graduated in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. She continued her education at the same faculty in the field of art history and visual culture of the 19th century and obtained her doctorate degree in art history. Since 2006, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska. She is engaged in creation, organization and implementation of the Gallery’s program activities, and its activities in the field of international cooperation. Moreover, she participates in research and study of national art and visual culture of the 19th century. As an author and collaborator, she prepared a great number of exhibitions and accompanying catalogs, as well as expert books and publications. She actively takes part in the activities of expert conferences, seminars, and workshops in the country and abroad on museology, art history and education in museums. She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Gallery of Matica Srpska, a member of the Board of the Department of Fine Arts of Matica Srpska, a member of the Timisoara Board of the Matica Srpska, as well as a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia, ICOM CECA, HandsOn! International, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organizations), and of the Editorial Board of the Osijek Proceedings. She is the winner of “Mihailo Valtrović” award for exceptional results in professional work achieved during 2019, for the project “Đura Jakšić. Between Myth and Reality.” granted by the Museum Association of Serbia.

Curator of Collection of Graphic

Aleksandra Čelovski, PhD, curator
(+381) 21 4899020
a.celovski@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Curator of Collection of Sculpture

Stanislava Jovanović Mindić, curator
(+381) 21 4899 020
s.jovanovic@galerijmaticesrpske.rs

The history of art is composed of “small” and individual histories. One of them was told in the portraits of the Dunđerski family exhibited in the Gallery of Matica Srpska. I often like to imagine what would happen if all those portraits “came to life” and led us into the world of the painting. Thus, when I look at the portrait of Teodora Dundjerski, I find myself in her garden, I admire the beauty and gentle colors of nature for a while, trying to find answers to various life issues, in a pleasant silence of a familiar environment.

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, in art history. Since 2016, she has been employed at the Gallery Matica Srpska as a curator of collections and documentarist. She is engaged in professional interpretation of artworks, preparation of documentation and digitalization of the art fund. She also participates in the creation and implementation of educational programs for young adults. As an author and collaborator, she took part in the realization of exhibitions, accompanying publications and programs. Moreover, she studies the collection of the Gallery, the history of its activities and the significance of the collection in the context of the 21st century. She participates in conferences, seminars, and workshops in the country and abroad in the field of museology and education in museums. She is a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Trainee Curator

Ivana Janjić
(+381) 21 4899 020

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, in art history. Since 2020, she has been working at the Gallery of Matica Srpska, first as a volunteer, then as a trainee curator at the Department of Collections. She is engaged in systematic research of collections and in professional study of the Gallery’s art fund. She is also active in working with the audience, in interpretation and presentation of the Permanent exhibition of Serbian art of the 18th, 19th and 20th c. and giving lectures on related issues. Her areas of interest also include the history of interwar art and architecture.

 

The Conservation Subdepartment

The Conservation Subdepartment takes constant care of the collection and conditions for its appropriate storage, display and replacement of artworks. Moreover, it applies principles and procedures of preventive protection, performs conservation and restoration procedures on historical and artistic objects owned by the Gallery, other institutions, and those in private ownership. The Cconservation Section also keeps mandatory documentation records on performed works, research and tests and participates in providing professional assistance to other institutions.

Head of the Conservation Subdepartment
Conservator-restorer of paintings

Darko Despotović, MSc, senior conservator
(+381) 21 4899019
d.despotovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

I have been attached to Sava Šumanović and his paintings since my childhood because I spent my school holidays in Šid, with my mother and grandfather. Moreover, Sava painted a portrait of my mother as a girl as well, and I always listened to stories about my mother’s childhood and how she went to his house, to carry clothes for fitting that my great-grandfather tailored for the Šumanović’s family. Today, I deal with conservation and restoration of paintings and I am glad to have the opportunity to preserve the beauty of his paintings from the collection of the Gallery of Matica Srpska.

He graduated from the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for Arts and Conservation in Belgrade in conservation and restoration and earned his master’s degree there as well. From 2006 to 2008, he worked on the protection, restoration, and conservation of the Viminacium archeological site. Since 2008, he has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska on the protection of the museum’s fund, as well as on projects of the protection of Serbian cultural heritage in Hungary and Romania. He is engaged in the organization and realization of Gallery’s exhibitions and actively participates in expert conferences, seminars, and workshops in the field of conservation, in the country and abroad. He is also a member of the Society of Conservators of Serbia.

Conservator-restorer of paintings

Jelena Jovetić, MA, conservator advisor
(+381) 21 4899021
j.jovetic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

The constancy of the breath of change, the disintegration of the tangible, leaves no possibility of doubt in the certainty of transformation from existence to non-existence, from the visible to the invisible realm. A number of graphic modifications of the portrait problematize the issue of the process of metamorphosis that is inherent to the cycle of creation and destruction (decay).

She graduated in painting from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where she earned her master’s degree in drawing as well. Since 2000, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a conservator-restorer on the protection of the art fund, and as an associate on several important conservation-restoration projects of the Serbian artistic heritage in the country and the region. As an artist, she has been exhibiting independently since 1999. She is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Vojvodina, the National Committee of ICOM Serbia and the Society of Conservators of Serbia.

Conservator-restorer of sculptural works

Luka Kulić, senior conservator
(+381) 21 4899019
l.kulic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, in sculpture. From 2006 to 2017, he worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina as a conservator-restorer. In addition to conservation work, he was engaged in production and realization of exhibitions and author’s projects, as well as in leadership of international projects. Since 2018, he has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a conservator – restorer of sculptural works, where he also participates in the realization of program activities. He is a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Conservator-restorer of paintings

Marijeta Sidovski, M.A., senior conservator
(+381) 21 4899 021
m.sidovski@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

I love that wonderful feeling of grace and serenity that the scene of the Annunciation brings when you stand in front of it, and these Krušedol ones are undoubtedly very dear to the eye artistically. My life’s motto is – I only listen to good news.

She graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje (The Republic of Northern Macedonia), in painting with conservation and restoration and earned her master’s degree in conservation and restoration of easel painting at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. From 2005 to 2016, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, as a conservator. Since 2016, she has been engaged in the Gallery of Matica Srpska, as a conservator-restorer of paintings. As an artist, she has exhibited in numerous groups and individual exhibitions. She is a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Conservator-restorer Documentarist

Snežana Erdeljan, conservator
(+381) 21 4899013
s.erdeljan@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Amur is the God of love and beauty. He is an angel who revives the hearts of us mortals with his love arrows.

She graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Department of Fine Arts, Group for Fine Arts and Pedagogy. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Academy of Classical Painting at the University of EDUCONS in Novi Sad. Since 2001, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a conservator-restorer, documentarist. She performed preventive protection of artworks and is in charge of daily monitoring and checkup of works exhibited in the Permanent exhibition and those exhibited in temporary exhibitions. She manages the affairs of the Museum Shop, gives suggestions for its strategic development, participates in the creation of new souvenirs, and provides information to visitors about the programs and exhibitions in the Gallery.

Conservator associate

Snežana Mijić
(+381) 21 4899 019

Uroš Mirić
(+381) 21 4899 019

Department of Programs and Presentation

The Department of Programs and Presentation carries out exhibition activities, publishing, educational programs, and programs related to work with the audience. It gives information on the implementation of programs and activities intended for education and information, cooperation, and development of partnerships with related museums, cultural, scientific, and educational institutions.

Program Director
Head of the Department of Programs and Presentation
Exhibition curator

Snežana Mišić, PhD, museum advisor
(+381) 21 4899015
s.misic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Bold and determined, a brave and a noble young woman … My first meeting with Sofija Dunđerski happened during the preparation of an exhibition in which I participated for the first time, as a curator of the Gallery of Matica Srpska fifteen years ago. Then, “hidden” from the public eye in the Gallery’s storage, Sofija fought for her place in the Permanent exhibition, as she did in 1930, when she was the first female jockey to participate in the race at the Belgrade Hippodrome. Almost every time I go through the display, I stop for a moment in front of her, commonly and unconsciously…

She graduated in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade. She continued her education at the same faculty in the field of art history and visual culture of the 19th century and obtained her doctorate degree in art history. Since 2006, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska. She is engaged in creation, organization and implementation of the Gallery’s program activities, and its activities in the field of international cooperation. Moreover, she participates in research and study of national art and visual culture of the 19th century. As an author and collaborator, she prepared a great number of exhibitions and accompanying catalogs, as well as expert books and publications. She actively takes part in the activities of expert conferences, seminars, and workshops in the country and abroad on museology, art history and education in museums. She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Gallery of Matica Srpska, a member of the Board of the Department of Fine Arts of Matica Srpska, a member of the Timisoara Board of the Matica Srpska, as well as a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia, ICOM CECA, HandsOn! International, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organizations), and of the Editorial Board of the Osijek Proceedings. She is the winner of “Mihailo Valtrović” award for exceptional results in professional work achieved during 2019, for the project “Đura Jakšić. Between Myth and Reality.” granted by the Museum Association of Serbia.

Museum educator and exhibition curator

Jelena Ognjanović, MA, curator
(+381) 21 4899018
j.ognjanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Šumanović’s “English Women in Paris” is an artistic document of a time that brought the emancipation of women, new fashion, design, and aesthetics, as well as a new way of entertainment, socializing and enjoying nature – all that fulfills me and what I aspire to for nearly hundred years later.

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, in art history and earned her master’s degree at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, the Department of Pedagogy. Since 2013, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a museum educator and PR manager dealing with activities related to educational programs for children and young adults, preparation and realization of exhibitions, coordination of international projects and public relations. As a museum educator, she has created numerous educational programs and workshops for children and youth and coordinated several European projects. She was the author of several exhibitions at the Gallery of Matica Srpska, for which she prepared accompanying publications. She is engaged in studying museology and museum education. She actively participates in the work of expert meetings, conferences, and workshops in the country and abroad, primarily in the field of museum education and museology. She is also a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia and the Editorial Board of the Journal of NC ICOM Serbia.

Museum educator

Ivana Rastović, curator
(+381) 21 4899017
i.rastovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, in art history. Since 2018, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska as a museum educator and PR manager. As an associate, she participates in the organization, realization and promotion of exhibitions and its accompanying programs. Moreover, she creates programs for children and young adults. On this issue, she prepared several publications as an author or associate. She is also engaged in working with the audience. Her interests are focused on 20th century art and museum education. She takes part in seminars and conferences in the country in the field of museum education and communication with visitors. She is a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Exhibition curator

Nikola Ivanović, MA, curator
(+381) 21 4899018
n.ivanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

He graduated and earned his Master’s degree in art history at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. He is currently studying for his doctoral degree in art history at the same Faculty. Since 2018, he has been engaged in the Gallery Matica Srpska for the presentation of Serbian cultural heritage through work with audience, as well as through the creation of various digital content, such as video stories about works of art. As an associate, he participates in realization of exhibitions, accompanying programs and projects, as well as in educational programs for young adults. His field of interest is the 20th century national art, gender theory, queer theory, popular culture and design. He is a member of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Programmer – Documentarist

Borislav Radanović, senior technician-documentarist
(+381) 21 4899014
b.radanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

This short, cheerful, and simple lyrical song by Branko Radičević, written back in 1843, presented with a painting brush of Uroš Predić, reminded me of joyful love moments. Imbued with honest and unusual verses, it takes me back to the past and romantic youthful experiences.

He graduated first from the Business School in Novi Sad, Department of Informatics, and then from the Faculty of Management in Sremski Karlovci, in management of information technology. He has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska since 1998 as a guide and archivist, and later from 2005, as a senior technician and programmer. He deals with Gallery’s photo documentation, text and photo processing on artworks, computer networking and information system maintenance. He is also involved in the projects of digitization of the Gallery’s art collection. His professional interests are focused on graphic design and digital photo processing.

Museum educator 

Jelena Bobić
(+381) 21 4899 017

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, in pedagogy. She has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska since 2020, as a museum educator-trainee. She participates in the creation and implementation of educational programs and creative workshops for children, family programs and youth programs. As a part of her internship at the Gallery, she is developing cooperation between primary and secondary schools and museums through The Gallery as a Classroom program. She is a member of the Pedagogical Society of Vojvodina.

Museum Shop Administrator

Jelena Oličkov
(+381) 21 4899013
j.olickov@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

This artwork always reminds me of the “city of light” as well as all the beautiful things that the years between World Wars I and II brought. Social life moved from the saloons to the cafe’s, allowing people to have more fun. I am attached to French culture by my education, and I find personal satisfaction in socializing in a nice company. Because of all these facts, I have chosen the work “Cafe in Paris” by Bogdan Šuput.

She graduated from the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Romance Studies in French language and literature. Since 2013, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska in charge of organization of visits for different categories of audience, organization of complementary Gallery activities such as concerts, presentations, seminars. She also provides support in organizing meetings with the Gallery’s management. She is in charge of keeping records on the number and structure of visitors, scheduling group visits. Moreover, she provides general information on the work of the Gallery, current museum programs and the products on offer, as well as the services of the Gallery. In addition, she presents the Gallery to groups of visitors in French.

PR manager – trainee

Milica Milošević
(+381)21 4899 017

Department of General Affairs

The Department of General Affairs performs general, financial, and administrative tasks, financial, accounting and material operations, procurement and sales activities, facilities maintenance and hygiene activities, organization of protection of physical and technical security of employees, the building, and its property. The work of the Department is performed within the Financial Section, Security Section and Maintenance Section.

Financial Section

The Financial Section prepares proposals for the financial plan, periodic calculations, and final accounts, as well as information and reports on financial affairs, on economic analyses, plans, and reports.

Operative Director
Operating the Department of General Affairs
Coordinator of financial and accounting affairs

Biljana Ristić, MSc
(+381) 21 4899022
b.ristic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs 

Everything I am not, but would like to be …

She graduated from the Faculty of Management in Sremski Karlovci, in Operational Management, where she also earned her master’s degree in Business Economics. She has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska since 1995 and performing jobs in the field of finance, first as the head of accounting, and later as the head of the Department of General Affairs. Since 2014, she has been carrying out duties of the Operational Director, coordinator of financial and accounting affairs and organizer of technical and investment maintenance. She also provides professional assistance in the field of finance to related cultural institutions. In addition to membership in the Association of Accountants and Auditors, National Committee of ICOM Serbia, she is the President of the Supervisory Board of the Matica Srpska Library, as well. She actively participates in the realization of the Gallery’s program activities and international projects.

Financial-accounting analyst

Slađana Lakić
(+381) 21 4899022
s.lakic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

The painting “The girl at the well” and the rich folk costume shown in it reminded me of my childhood and carefree days when I was engaged in folklore.

She graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Novi Sad, in Finance, Banking and Insurance. She has been working in the Gallery since 2013 as a financial-accounting analyst and coordinator of commercial affairs – an expert associate economist. She actively participates in the program activities of the Gallery and professionally improves herself by taking part in educational seminars in the field of finance.

Security Section

In the Security Section, security and protection of the facility, fund, employees, and visitors of the Gallery are carried out.

Maintenance Section

The Maintenance Section takes care of the tidy appearance of the building, its yard, and the immediate surroundings of the Gallery.