According to the classification of museum objects, the National Museum in Kraljevo belongs to museums of complex type and contains 6 collections: for natural history, archeology, numismatics, ethnology, history and art around which departments of the same name were formed, as well as departments for conservation, documentation, pedagogical and propaganda work and professional library. According to the territorial classification, the regional museum is responsible for three municipalities: Kraljevo, Raška and Vrnjačka Banja.
The permanent exhibition includes the complete first floor of the museum building with four halls and corridors along both wings of the building. The Permanent Exhibition of the National Museum Kraljevo, which provides an insight into the past and heritage of Kraljevo, Raška, Vrnjačka Banja and their surroundings, seen through archeology, history, numismatics, ethnology and art, was opened to the public for the first time May 16, 2008.
Trg Svetog Save 2, Kraljevo
Visitors will have the opportunity to see an exhibition of paintings by Jelena Šalinić Terzić, a full professor at the Faculty of Philology and Arts of the University of Kragujevac, called “Styx”. Born in Kraljevo, Jelena Šalinić exhibited at 50 solo and over 300 group exhibitions in the country and abroad.
At the exhibition the audience will have the opportunity, to learn through postcards, photos, objects and documents, about the genesis of the origin and development of Mataruška Banja: from the discovery of healing water, through the interwar years boom and rise, then systemic and ideological changes in socialism, when it developed into a modern health resort, in accordance with the standards of modern balneology and rehabilitation, until the beginning of the nineties of the 20th century, when it experienced a kind of setback.
The program was realized in the Legacy of Olivera Radojković Čolović – the Čolović family house, on Mitrovdan, Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, the day of family glory of the donor. Through the program, the memory of Olivera and her family is preserved and nurtured, through the idea of a legacy that lives on. The program “On Slava at Olivera’s House” was conceived as a reconstruction of the civic glory in the house of Čolović, which would gather her acquaintances and friends, which was preceded by the consecration of cakes and grain.
The exhibition was opened in the Gallery of the National Museum Kraljevo, on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, starting at 6 p.m. The audience was addressed at the opening by: Darko Gučanin, director of the National Museum Kraljevo, Archimandrite Tikhon (Rakićević), abbot of the Studenica Monastery, exhibition author Ljubinka Škodrić, PhD, senior research associate of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade, and Mirjana Savić, museum advisor of the National Museum Kraljevo, while opening the exhibition Bojan Dimitrijević, PhD. scientific advisor of the Institute for Contemporary History in Belgrade. The “Aria” Choir from Kraljevo performed in the musical part of the program.
Scientific Conference “Kosovo and Metohija in the 20th Century: Historical and Geopolitical Overview” Opened
The scientific conference was held in the National Museum Kraljevo on October 7th, 2023, as part of the celebration of King’s Day, the day of the city of Kraljevo. It is the result of a successful multi-year collaboration between the National Museum Kraljevo, the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade and the Institute for Political Studies from Belgrade.
On this day, November 15th, 1983, Mihailo Petrov, a Serbian graphic artist, painter, illustrator, poet and critic, died. The artist, who left behind a rich painting oeuvre, but also with many years of commitment earned graphics a place of equal artistic discipline as the first professor in this field.
The final break with the Ottoman feudal society and the liberation of Serbia began with the First and Second Serbian Uprisings. After 1815, Miloš Obrenović continued his independence through diplomatic activities, and at the beginning he managed to collect and pay imperial taxes instead of the Turks, and then, in the name of the people, to lease the imperial spahilukas. In the next step, he becomes an intermediary between the raja of the Serbs and their spahis. Miloš’s mediation between the raja and spahi is evidenced by a letter to Ismail spahi, in which he complains to the people from Konarevo in September 1824 that they do not respect him in the manner and order that was valid until recently.
Two decades after the death of the artist Svetislav Mandić, its poetic and painting will still live through numerous verses and copies of the frescoes. The man of a sparkling talent who was led through “Imperial roads” to art knowledge by “big and peaceful Raška eyes” will remain remembered by the work that enriched our understanding of medieval culture and art.