The Conference: Musealisation of Yugoslavia
Freezing the common heritage or actively negotiating it?
December 2–3, 2018
Belgrade Youth Center
Organized by the Museum of Yugoslavia and Kiosk – Platform for Contemporary Art, the conference Musealisation of Yugoslavia – Freezing the Common Heritage or Actively Negotiating It? is part of the program that marks the centenary of the founding of Yugoslavia.
The conference will examine various states of the Yugoslav heritage, its potential of ideas and values in the present moment, and the importance that it could have in the future.
During two days, within the various panels, together with the participatnts and the audience, we will open up some of the following questions: Is the Yugoslav past already historically processed and stored in museums and archives? Is it contained in historical texts, debates, objects of numerous collections, memories? Could it be understood as a completed period in the linear flow of time that is behind us or as a political and cultural landscape that is always on the move and always in the making? Could this common heritage help us to understand some of the events in our day, to understand some of the crises that the world is going through? Could we think, on the example of the multinational, multiconfessional country with its own path to socialism, which broke down almost three decades ago, about possible solutions to the current challenges?
THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Registration of the participants
Neda Knežević, MA, Director of the Museum of Yugoslavia
CONFISCATION OF CULTURE
Dubravka Ugrešić, writer
PRO ET CONTRA
Moderator: Dr Tvrtko Jakovina (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)
Speakers: Dr Ljubinka Trgovčević, Dr Dragan Markovina (Centre for Studying Democracy and Human Rights, Zagreb), Dr Husnija Kamberović (University of Sarajevo), Dr Milan St. Protić
Moderator: Dr Tanja Petrović (Institute of Culture and Memory Studies ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana)
Speakers: Dr Olga Manojlović Pintar (Institute for Recent History of Serbia, Belgrade), Dr Jernej Mlekuž (Slovenian Migration Institute, ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana), Ana Dević (WHW, Zagreb), Vladimir Arsenijević (Krokodil, Belgrade)
PROJECT YUGOSLAVIA – KIOSK – PLATFORM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE MUSEUM OF YUGOSLAVIA
Moderator: Stevan Vuković, curator and art theorist, Belgrade
Speakers: Ana Adamović, artist (Kiosk, Belgrade), Milica Pekić, art historian (Kiosk, Belgrade), Dr Mitja Velikonja, culturologist (University of Ljubljana), Iskra Geshoska, culture worker (Kontrapunkt, Skopje)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
YUGOSLAVIA IN A MUSEUM
Moderator: Dr Nikola Krstović (Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade)
The case of the National Museum of Contemporary History, Slovenia – Dr Kaja Širok
The case of the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Elma Hašimbegović
The case of the Museum of Yugoslavia – Ana Panić, Marija Đorgović, Dr Katarina Živanović
AMATEUR PRACTICES OF COLLECTING, CONSERVING AND INTERPRETING THE YUGOSLAV HERITAGE
Moderator: Tatomir Toroman (Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade)
Speakers: Žarko Gvero Gera (Association for Remembering the Work Actions, Belgrade), Mario Milaković (Yugodom, Belgrade), Milenko Petković (Jugozvuk, Belgrade), Nebojša Jakovljević (The History of ex-YU Football, Subotica)
MUSEALISATION OF YUGOSLAVIA: POSTCAPITALIST PAST FOR WHAT KIND OF FUTURE?
Dr Rastko Močnik (Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University, Belgrade)
ORGANIZATIONAL TEAM OF THE CONFERENCE:
Dr Katarina Živanović and Tatomir Toroman (Museum of Yugoslavia)
Ana Adamović and Milica Pekić (Kiosk – Platform for Contemporary Art)
- Day: 02.12-03.12.2018
- Time: 09:30
- Capacity: 200
The Origins: The Background for Understanding the Museum of Yugoslavia
Creation of a European type of museum was affected by a number of practices and concepts of collecting, storing and usage of items.
New Mappings of Europe
Laboratory of the Museum of Yugoslavia
Second stage of the work on the permanent display