Multimedial exhibition JASENOVAC

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Republic of Srpska

About Museum

 

IDENTITY CARD OF THE MUSEUM OF REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA
 
Museum of Republic of Srpska – Banja Luka
 
            Established on 26 September 1930 under the name - the Museum of Vrbas Banovina (Banovina - a regional unit in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia).
            By the order of King Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, the founder of the museum was the first Ban (governor) of Vrbas Banovina, Svetislav Tisa Milosavljevic, The first manager of the Museum of Vrbas Banovina was Spiridon Spiro Bocaric, an academic painter from Budva. During the first ten years of his work (until 1941) Mr. Bocaric had gathered a great amount of priceless ethnographic objects of a very high historic, national and cultural value. The name and location of the museum had been changed several times, until 1982, when it was finally moved in to the Workers Solidarity House, where the National Library of Republic of Srpska and the Children’s Theatre of Republic of Srpska were also situated. According to the decision made by the Government of Republic of Srpska, on 14 November 1992, the Bosanska Kraina Museum changed its name to the Museum of Republic of Srpska and became a central institution in charge of issues related to the protection of movable cultural goods.
 
            Today, the museum is situated in the building of the Workers Solidarity House and occupies 3 700 square metres. The permanent exhibition area occupies 1 500 square meters, while the rest of the space is occupied by depots and offices.
 
The address of the Museum of Republic of Srpska: Banjaluka, Djure Danicica no. 1.
 
Telephone: 215- 973, 215-984, Fax number: 215-986
 
Director: Nada Puvacic
 
            Number of staff: 41 employees: 17 custodians, 2 restorer-conservationists, 4 taxidermists, 1 librarian, 2 museum pedagogues, 1 museum technician, 2 museum makers of documentary films, General services and watchman services.
 
            The Museum Of Republic of Srpska is involved in: researching, gathering, saving, processing, studying, preserving, displaying and publishing museum materials that are common national treasures. The museum has more than 30 000 exhibits in its collection Professional museum library contains 14 000 books The museum adopted its’ space for thematic, visiting and author’s exhibits.
 
In the Museum of Republic of Srpska there are:
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR TANGIBLE CULTURE:
 -Section of Archeology
-Section of History
-Section of Ethnology and Ethnography
-Section of History of Art
-Section of Science
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTANGIBLE CULTURE
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL AND PEDAGOGY WORK
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR DOCUMENTATION AND DIGITALIZATION
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING
 
THE DEPARTMENT FOR CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION:
-Studio for conservation and restoration of paintings
-Studio for conservation and restoration of stone, ceramics, glass and porcelain
-Studio for conservation and restoration of textile and leather
-Studio for conversation and restoration of metal
-Studio for conservation and restoration of wood
-Studio for ZOO preparation
 
THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
- Service for general, legal and administrative affairs
- Service for Finance and Accounting affairs
- Service for Technical Maintenance
- Service for Communication (public relations, marketing and sales-Shop)
- Security Service
- Cleaning Services
 
              Museum of Republic of Srpska is a cultural institution under the competence of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska. Due to the new legislations regarding museum activities, the new, creative management policies, along with the opening of all segments of this institution and the increased number of authorial-thematic, visiting exhibits, lectures, workshops, reviews and appropriate cultural manifestations, the museum has placed itself high on the cultural stage of Republic of Srpska. According to the evaluations of outside associates, the museum is well ahead with the projects and creative workshops led by the pedagogy service for the pupils of elementary schools and children with special needs. Those projects are cornerstone for the coming generations of the museum public and for the future of the museum itself.

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