|2011. - "Portraits of Queen Mary and Princess Olga Karađorđević"|
Venue and date of opening: Archives of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, May 14 2011
(Opened during Night of Museums 2011)
Organisation: Archives of Yugoslavia
Author of the exhibition: Zorica Netaj i mr Dragoš Petrović
Accompanying events: a compilation of documentaries from the Yugoslav Film Archives was presented
The exhibition outside the Archives::
- 2011. - Zrenjanin, Prokuplje
- 2012. - Užice
- 2013. - Vranje, Čačak
The Archives of Yugoslavia was one of the most popular destinations in the Museum Night on 14-15 May 2011. More than 1,400 visitors saw the exhibition Portraits of Queen Maria and Princess Olga Karađorđević. A lot of visitors gathered at the gates of the Archives even before the time set for opening.
The exhibition was dedicated to European princesses coming to the Court in Belgrade from well known European dynasties – Maria, Queen Consort of King Alekandar I Karađorđević, founder of the Kingdom of SCS/Yugoslavia, and Olga Karađorđević, Princess, wife of Prince Pavle Karađorđević. Interesting details from the lives of beautiful, elegant, sophisticated rulers, wives, mothers and women who devoted part of their life to humanitarian work as well were shown at the exhibition.
Photographs on display were the ones from the AJ-74 Fonds (Kingdom of Yugoslavia Court). The visitors could take a “glimpse” of the Royal Court and White Court (Beli Dvor), as well as of the childhood and youth of these two remarkable women. Weddings, holidays in Slovenia, letters, calendars, banknotes and drawings made up this exhibition. Story of Queen Maria’s and Princess Olga’s tiaras, a keepsake journal kept by Princess Olga after the birth of her son Aleksandar, original sketches for jewellery from Cartier workshop, etc. A special highlight of the exhibition were various bills for shoe repairs, corset mending, hairdressing, food, and clothes bought at exclusive shops in Paris.
During Museum Night the visitors also saw the original filmed records of the wedding of King Aleksandar I Karađorđević and Queen Maria in 1922, All-Slav Ball in 1933 and celebration of Mother’s Day at the Court in 1936. The filmed records were obtained from the Yugoslav Film Archives (Arhiva jugoslovenske kinoteke).
The exhibition is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until 27 May 2011.
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2011 IN ARCHIVES OF YUGOSLAVIA
|The exhibition outside the Archives |
|As part of celebrating the Day of Čačak, the exhibition "Portraits of Queen Marija and Princess Olga Karađorđević", authored by Zorica Netaj and Dragoš Petrović MSc from the Archives of Yugoslavia, opened at the Intermunicipal Historical Archives Čačak at 7 p.m. on 12 December 2013. The exhibition was opened by Lilijana Ratković-Trifunović, Assistant Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia. On behalf of the town administration the guests were addressed by Aleksandar Dačić, Assistant to Mayor, in charge of social activities. The setup of the exhibition was presented by its author Dragoš Petrović MSc, senior adviser with the Department for Arranging and Processing pre-1945 Archival Holdings. Finally, the students of Čačak grammar school, led by their teacher Mirjana Janevska, also took part in the program.
|VRANjE, September 6, 2013 |
|Portraits of the Queen Maria and Princess Olga Karađorđević, authors Zorica Netaj and Dragoš Petrović MA, was opened in the Gallery of the Cultural Center in Vranje on September 6, 2013. Dragoš Petrović MA, talked about the exhibition and its exhibits with the documentaries from the Yugoslav Film Archives about the wedding of king Aleksandar and Queen Maria 1922, All- Slav Ball 1932 and celebration of Mother’s Day 1936 in Belgrade. President of the Municipality of Vranje opened the exhibition on the occasion of the September 7, the Liberation Day of Vranje. Few local representatives of mass media attended exhibition together with citizens.
The Archives of Yugoslavia exhibition Portraits of Queen Maria and Princess Olga Karađorđević, by the authors Zorica Netaj and Dragoš Petrović MSc, was opened on 15 March 2012 in the Gallery of the Historical Archives of Užice. The exhibition and its authors were presented by Aleksandar Savić MSc from the Historical Archives of Užice. Dragoš Petrović MSc, one of the authors of the exhibition, spoke about the research efforts for the exhibition. The gathering was also addressed by Lilijana Ratković-Trifunović, Assistant Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia.
The opening of this exhibition was covered by several film and media teams, and several dozen citizens were also present, among them also a number of representatives of women’s humanitarian associations. The exhibition will be open until 5 April 2012.
|PROKUPLjE, December 22, 2011|
|After opening in Zrenjanin on 30 November 2011, the exhibition Portraits of Queen Maria and Princess Olga Karađorđević was presented also in other places in Serbia. Organised by the Historical Archives of Toplice, this exhibition of the Archives of Yugoslavia was opened on 22 December 2011 in the exhibition area of the National Museum Toplice in Prokuplje. The exhibition was presented by Dragan Lekić, Director of the Archives, Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković, Director of the Museum, as well as the authors, and it was officially opened by Snežana Stojanović-Plavšić, Secretary General of the Ministry of Education. The opening was attended by about 150 visitors.
|ZRENjANIN, November 30, 2011|
The exhibition of the Archives of Yugoslavia Portraits of Queen Maria and Princess Olga Karađorđević was opened in the Hall of the Historical Archives in Zrenjanin. The exhibition was first presented to the public during the Museum Night, in May 2011, in the Archives of Yugoslavia.
Nada Boroš, Director of the Historical Archives in Zrenjanin, and Nada Petrović, head of informing department in the Archives of Yugoslavia, talked about the long standing cooperation between the Archives of Yugoslavia and the Historical Archives in Zrenjanin. The exhibition was presented by Dragoš Petrović MSc, a co-author, who highlighted that through archival documents two European and Yugoslav princesses were shown as wives, mothers and women involved in humanitarian work.
The exhibition was opened by Tanja Dulović, Head of Central Banat District. The exhibition will remain open until the end of January 2012.