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

Dragojla Živanov, MA, museum advisor
(+381) 21 4899020
d.zivanov@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

“The Mother of God of the Immaculate Conception” by Jovan Isajlović the Elder is an icon that attracts a lot of attention in the Permanent exhibition, first for its visual charm, and then for its complex symbolic content on virtue, which has not and will not lose its relevance.

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Department of Art History, where she earned her master’s degree, as well. She attended a professional course in archiving in the Archives of Serbia, passed the professional exam and acquired the title of archivist. Since 1989, she has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska, first as a curator documentarist, and from 1992 as a curator of collections. Since 2009 she has been in charge of the Collection of Paintings. Her professional interests are focused on the study of Serbian painting and graphics from the 16th to the 19th century. She organized many exhibitions either independently or in cooperation with colleagues. She participated in professional conferences organized in Serbia. She is a member of the Section of Art historians of the Museum Society of Serbia and a member of National Committee ICOM Serbia. She is included in the “Serbian Biographical Dictionary” project of Matica Srpska. She is also a member of the Publishing Council of the Rad Muzeja Vojvodine journal.

Curator of Collection of Graphic and Sculpture

Milena Vrbaški, museum advisor
(+381) 21 4899020
m.vrbaski@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Masterfully set up and sincerely experienced, “The Portrait of the Artist’s wife Kristina”, by Đuro Pecić, takes place among the works in storage, rarely exhibited. The artistic values ​​of this painting, however, prove that sometimes, with little knowledge and with modest skill, a provincial painter surpassed the limits, approaching the leading portraitists of the 19th century. That is the reason why this painting deserves more publicity.

She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, in art history. She has been employed at the Gallery of Matica Srpska since 1989. From 2009, she has been the curator of the Collection of Graphics and Sculptures. She is engaged in the study and research of national art, especially of the 19th century. Independently and as an associate, she participated in the realization of a large number of exhibitions and accompanying publications. She writes expert papers and publishes them in various professional and popular printed and electronic media. She is a permanent associate member of Matica Srpska, a member of the Museum Society of Serbia and the National Committee of ICOM Serbia.

Curator Documentarist

Stanislava Jovanović Mindić, curator
(+381) 21 4899 017
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 014

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, senior conservator
(+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, 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.

Trainee Conservator 

Snežana Mijić
(+381) 21 4899 019

She graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She is currently studying for her master’s degree in conservation and restauration at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Since 2020, she has been working as a trainee conservator in the Gallery of Matica Srpska.

Department of Programs and Presentation

Одељење за програме и презентацију задужено је за изложбене активности, издавачку делатност, едукативне програме, програме везане за рад са публиком, информисање јавности о реализацији програма и активности које су намењене образовању и информисању, за сарадњу и развијање партнерских односа са сродним музејским, културним, научним и образовним установама.

Програмски директор
Руководи Одељењем за програме и презентацију
Кустос изложби

Др Снежана Мишић, музејски саветник
(+381) 21 4899015
s.misic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Одважна и одлучна, храбра и племенита млада жена… Мој први сусрет са Софијом Дунђерски десио се пре петнаест година током припреме изложбе у којој сам учествовала први пут као кустос Галерије Матице српске. „Скривена” од очију јавности, тада у депоу Галерије, Софија се изборила, као што је то учинила и 1930. године када jе као прва жена џокеј учествовала у трци на Београдском хиподрому, за своје место у Сталној поставци Галерије. Готово сваки пут када прођем кроз поставку ја застанем на тренутак, често и несвесно, испред ње…

Основне студије историје уметности завршила је на Филозофском факултету Универзитета у Београду, након чега је на матичном факултету наставила усавршавање у области историје уметности и визуелне културе 19. века и стекла звање доктора наука историје уметности. Од 2006. запослена је у Галерији Матице српске. Ангажована је на креирању, организацији и реализацији програмске делатности Галерије, и њеном деловању на пољу међународне сарадње. Бави се истраживањем и проучавањем националне уметности и визуелне културе XIX века. Као аутор и сарадник приредила је велики број изложби и пратећих каталога, као и стручних књига и публикација. Активно учествује у раду стручних скупова, конференција, семинара и радионица у земљи и иностранству из области музеологије, историје уметности и едукације у музејима. Потпредседник је Управног одбора Галерије Матице српске, члан Одбора Одељења за ликовне уметности Матице српске, члан Темишварског одбора Матице српске, члан Националног комитета ICOM-а Србије, ICOM CECA-e, HandsOn!International, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations), и члан Уредништва Осјечког зборника.

Добитник је награде Музејског друштва Србије „Михаило Валтровић” за изузетне резултате у стручном раду постигнуте током 2019. године, за пројекат „Ђура Јакшић. Између мита и стварности”.

Музејски едукатор и кустос изложби

Мср Јелена Огњановић, кустос
(+381) 21 4899018
j.ognjanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Шумановићеве „Енглескиње у Паризу” представљају уметнички документ једног времена које је са собом носило еманципацију жена, нову моду, дизајн и естетику, као и нови вид забаве, дружења и уживања у природи – све оно што ме испуњава и чему и ја тежим скоро сто година касније.

Дипломирала је историју уметности на Филозофском факултету у Београду, а потом је завршила мастер студије на Филозофском факултету у Новом Саду, на Одсеку за педагогију. Од 2013. године запослена je у Галерији Матице српске на месту музејског едукатора и ПР менаџера. У Галерији се бави пословима везаним за едукативне програме за децу и младе, припрему и реализацију изложби, координацију европских пројеката и односе с јавношћу. Као музејски едукатор креирала је бројне едукативне програме и радионице за децу и младе, и координирала неколико европских пројеката. Aуторски је реализовала неколико изложби у Галерији Матице српске, за које је приредила и пратеће публикације. Бави се проучавањем музеологије и музејске едукације. Активно учествује у раду стручних скупова, конференција и радионица у земљи и иностранству, првенствено у области музејске едукације и музеологије. Члан је Националног комитета ICOM-а Србије и Уређивачког одбора часописа НК ICOM-а Србије.

Музејски едукатор и ПР менаџер

Ивана Растовић, кустос
(+381) 21 4899017
i.rastovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Дипломирала је на Филозофском факултету Универзитета у Београду на смеру историја уметности. Од 2018. године запослена је у Галерији Матице српске на месту музејског едукатора и ПР менаџера. Као сарадник учествује у организацији, реализацији и маркетингу изложби и њених пратећих програма, као и програма намењених деци и младима у оквиру којих је као аутор и сарадник приредила неколико публикација. Такође, ангажована је и у раду са публиком. Њена интересовања окренута су ка уметности 20. века и музејској едукацији. Учествује на семинарима и конференцијама у земљи посвећеним музејској едукацији и комуникацији с посетиоцима. Члан је Националног комитета ICOM-а Србије.

Кустос изложби

Мср Никола Ивановић, кустос
(+381) 21 4899017
n.ivanovic@galerijamaticesprpske.rs

Основне студије историје уметности завршио је на Филозофском факултету Универзитета у Београду, a потом и мастер студије. Од 2018. године ангажован је у Галерији Матице српске на пословима презентације српског културног наслеђа кроз рад са публиком, као и путем креирања различитог дигиталног садржаја, попут видео прича о уметничким делима. Као сарадник учествује у реализацији изложби, пратећих програма и пројеката, као и у едукативним програмима за младе. Његово поље интересовања је национална уметност 20. века, теорије рода, квир теорије, популарна култура и дизајн. Члан је Националног комитета ICOM-а Србије.

Програмер

Борислав Радановић, виши техничар-документариста
(+381) 21 4899018
b.radanovic@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Ова кратка, ведра и једноставна лирска песма Бранка Радичевића, написана давне 1843. године, а представљена четкицом Уроша Предића, подсетила ме је на радосне љубавне тренутке. Прожета искреним и необичним стиховима враћа ме у прошлост и романтичне младалачке доживљаје.

Завршио је Вишу пословну школу у Новом Саду, Одсек информатика, а потом је дипломирао менаџмент у информационим технологијама на Факултету за менаџмент у Сремским Карловцима. У Галерији Матице српске запослен је од 1998. године на месту архивара водича, а од 2005. као виши техничар и програмер. Бави се Галеријском фотодокументацијом, обрадом текста и фотографија уметничких дела, умрежавањем рачунара и одржавањем информационог система. Такође, укључен је у пројекте дигитализације уметничке колекције Галерије. Његова професионална интересовања усмерена су ка графичком дизајну и дигиталној обради фотографија.

Музејски едукатор – приправник

Јелена Бобић
(+381) 21 4899 014

Дипломирала је на Филозофском факултету у Новом Саду на смеру педагогија. У Галерији Матице српске је запослена од 2020. године као музејски едукатор – приправник. Учествује у креирању и реализацији едукативних програма и креативних радионица за децу, породичних програма и програма за младе. У оквиру приправничког стажа у Галерији бави се развијањем сарадње основних и средњих школа са музејима кроз програм Галерија као учионица. Члан је Педагошког друштва Војводине.

Администратор Музејске продавнице

Јелена Оличков
(+381) 21 4899013
j.olickov@galerijamaticesrpske.rs

Ово дело ме сваки пут подсети на ,,град светлости” као и све оно лепо сто су донеле године између Првог и Другог светског рата. Друштвени живот се из салона преселио у у кафее и омогућио људима више забаве. По свом образовању везана сам за француску културу, а личну сатисфакцију проналазим у лепом дружењу. Због свега овога одабрала сам дело „Кафана у Паризу” Богдана Шупута.

Студије француског језика и књижевности завршила је на Одсеку за романистику Филозофског факултета Универзитета у Новом Саду. Од 2013. године запослена је у Галерији Матице српске на пословима организације посета различитих категорија посетилаца, на организацији комплементарних галеријских садржаја као што су концерти, презентације, семинари, као и на пружању подршке у организацији састанака управе Галерије. Задужена је за вођење евиденције о бројности и структури посетилаца, као и за заказивање групних посета и пружање општих информација о раду Галерије, текућим музелошким програмима и понуди производа и услуга Галерије. Поред тога, води групе посетилаца на француском језику.

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.