TANJUG IS REPORTING – THE WAR IS OVER
At the Museum of Yugoslavia, in May 25 Museum, as part of the program that marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, an exhibition of documentary photographs, TANJUG Is Reporting – The War IS Over will be opened. In documentary photographs of great historical value, which will be presented to the public for the first time, the audience will be able to see what Yugoslavia looked like immediately before and after the liberation. The authors of the exhibition are Radovan Cukić and Milica Tomić.
The mentioned photos, taken by TANJUG’s photo-reporters Petar Obradović, Branko Savić and Isak Koen, have only recently been registered as a whole within the extensive photo material of the Museum of Yugoslavia, and the work on the exhibition preparation is accompanied by work on documentation that will protect the entire collection as a cultural asset.
“The most important socio-political events that took place in this period were recorded through the lens of the TANJUG photo-reporters. In several photo-reports, we can see activities, such as traffic renewal, clearing ruins, work of hospitals and children’s homes, life in villages, and we can also follow cultural events, as well as the renewal of sports and gymnastic life”, the authors of the exhibition explain adding,
“Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see dramatic scenes of the final struggles for the liberation of the country, the most important moments of completing the political revolution, extensive interventions to rebuild the country and normalize life, ubiquitous scars and consequences of war, but also the beginning of institutionalized work on creation a new, socialist man.”
Exhibition of documentary photographs, Tanjug Is Reporting – The War Is Over, is the first step of the Museum of Yugoslavia in oppening to the public the oldest preserved part of the photo archive of the Telegraph Agency of New Yugoslavia, which was transferred to Marshal Tito’s office in 1947, to later become part of the Museum’s collection.
In addition to the author of the exhibition, Radovan Cukić and Milica Tomić, Jovana Stojadinović, a photo processing associate, also contributed to its realization. The architecture of the exhibition was done by Milica Lopičić, while Mane Radmanović was in charge of the design.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the program of which is part of the exhibition Tanjug Is Reporting – The War Is Over, will be revived during the year and within the current exhibition Museum Laboratory in the Old Museum, which examines Yugoslav heritage through the prism of multiple interpretations. On this occasion, with the intervention of the Museum’s curators, exhibits relevant in the context of the end of the Second World War will be marked.
Besides the exhibition program, a speech-educational program, thematic guides, as well as private narratives in the form of audio and video recordings will be realized
The exhibition Tanjug Is Reporting – The War Is Over will be open until December 31, 2020, and it will be implemented with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
The Museum of Yugoslavia thanks TANJUG JP for granting the right to use part of the business name for the needs of the exhibition.
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