List of exhibitions

Exhibition “On Factories and Workers” in the “October 21” Museum in Kragujevac


The exhibition “On Factories and Workers” will be on display in Kragujevac, in the “October 21” Museum from September 2 to October 16. The exhibition was created in Belgrade as a result of cooperation between the curators of the Museum of Science and Technology (Ada Vlajić and Rifat Kulenović) and the Museum of Yugoslavia (Jovana Nedeljković and Radovan Cukić).

The thematic framework of the exhibition consists of the processes of industrialization in the territory of today’s Serbia, from the early beginnings of industrial production in the middle of the 18thcentury, through the development within various state and social formats during the 19thand 20thcenturies, to the first decades of the 21st century. The material and non-material traces of these processes, in addition to being of historical, technological and architectural value, are also of both cultural and social values, as they arose from social relations shaped under the influence of industry, as well as the organization of life under its patronage, and represent important testimony of personal and collective identity.

The exhibition will present a variety of exhibits such as industrial products, numerous photographs testifying to various aspects of factory life and video material, as well as other objects and documentation.

“In order to present the phenomenon of industrialization, the team of authors has chosen dozens of items, and the concept they offer includes the development of five large industrial sites (“Zastava” in Kragujevac; EI Niš;LeskovacTextile Industry; IPK “Servo Mihalj” Zrenjanin and MSB Bor).This time in Kragujevac, the visitors will have the opportunity to see models of machines and industrial facilities, samples of products and industrial products, works of art, tools and instruments of work, personal documents, promotional products, packages, as well as dozens of photos from different photo archives, and film material from the program archive of RTS and Filmske Novosti(Yugoslav Newsreel). The exhibited items belong to the collections of our two museums, then to the museums in Leskovac and Kragujevac (Old Foundry Museum), while part of the objects come from private collections.”

The focus of the curators of the Museum of Science and Technology was technology and production processes, while the curators of the Museum of Yugoslavia focused on industry as a complex form of people’s uniting. In Belgrade, two complementary parts were exhibited in two different museums, while in Kragujevac they will be united, in a reduced and adapted version, as one exhibition at one place.

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