IVANKA ZORIĆ, Director of Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade and Head of project
MILICA KRIŽANAC, Curator of Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade and Curator of exhibition
MILICA TADIĆ, iArt Historian, Project Assistant
International project Adriatic Ceramics System, in frames of Adriatic new neighbourhood programme INTERREG is financed by Europian Union. Countries that participate in this project are Italy, Croatia and Serbia. The Head of project is International Museum of Ceramics in Faenca, Italy and apart from Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, this project also includes Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia and Museum in Grotagllie, Italy.
The aim of the project is to develop and promote the knowledge of historical and cultural heritage of the production of ceramics in Italy and the neighbouring Balkan Peninsula. There are several different activities within the project, from creation of a database of ceramic artefacts and bibliographical references from the Adriatic region, conservation and restoration of ceramics, registration of objects with ceramic decoration and ceramic sculpures exhibited in the open area, to the presentation and publication of the results received in the process of creating this collective exhibition. The team of professionals have worked intensively on this project for seventeen months and had contributed to presentation of historical ceramics of Adriatic region from our teritory, as well as contemporary Serbian ceramics, on academic and extremely professional level.
The final realization phase of project Adriatic Ceramics System is the exhibition THE PRESERVATION OF MEMORY IN THE ART OF CERAMICS, opened for the first time in the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenca, Italy on December 22nd, 2007 till January 20th, 2008. Afterward the exhibition was held in Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, February 12th- March 12th 2008, and finally in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb ( Croatia) April 8th- April 28th 2008. The closing exhibition will be in Grotagllie, Italy ( May 15th – Jun 30th 2008. )
The exhibition ITALIAN MAJOLICA, XVI-XIX CENTURY was held at MAA, February 12th – March 12th 2008. Our colleague Krizanac organised this exhibition in the honour of project INTERREG III. The exhibition comprised outstanding collection of Italian majolica that Museum posseses, thoroughly elaborated in three lingual stady by M. Krizanac. The collection consists of plates, bowls, jugs, alberellos, hydrias, ceramic tiles… altogether 30 ceramic artefacts, manufactured in famous Italian pottery centres from the sixteenth till the nineteenth century (Deruta, Montelupo, Venise, Faenca, Rome, Ferrara, Doccia).