The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts celebrated today its 175th anniversary

The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts celebrated today its 175th anniversary, on which occasion the ceremonial academy was held followed by an exhibition opening.
The ceremonial academy was attended by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic, the President's press service announced today, as well as by the President of the Serbian Parliament Maja Gojkovic, Ministers Zlatibor Loncar, Vladan Vukosavljevic and Mladen Sarcevic, representatives of the Republic of Srpska, the president of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of the Republic of Srpska Rajko Kuzmanovic, representatives of the University, Church, diplomatic corps and other prominent public figures.
On that occasion actors Gojko Santic and Nebojsa Kundacina reminded us of the forgotten words of Jovan Sterija Popovic, Jovan Cvijic, Isidora Sekulic, Milutin Milankovic, Svetozar Radojcic, Ivo Andric and Slobodan Jovanovic. The music segment of the program included the performance of the Academic Choir “Collegium Musicum“ with the conductor Dragana Jovanovic and opera soloists, soprano Aleksandra Jovanovic and baritone Vladimir Andric.
The ceremonial academy was followed by the exhibition opened at the SASA Gallery titled “The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts 1841-2016“ at which 20 members of the Academy were presented since its foundation to this day through archive material, books, publications, personal items, photos, pictures, sculptures and drawings. The visitors shall have the opportunity to get acquainted with the life and work of Jovan Sterija Popovic, Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, Katarina Ivanovic, Stojan Novakovic, Ivo Andric, Jovan Cvijic, Branislav Nusic, Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac, Feliks Filip Kanic, Mihailo Valtrovic, Dragutin S. Milutinovic, Nikola Tesla, Mihajlo Pupin, Milutin Milankovic, Vladan Djordjevic, Aleksandar Deroko, Georgije Ostrogorski, DRagoslav Srejovic, Jovan Bijelic and Ljubica Maric. The exhibited items belong to the funds and collections of the Archive, Library and the SASA Art Collection, as well as to the Archive of Serbia, the Historical Museum of Serbia, the National Museum in Belgrade, the Museum of the City of Belgrade, Nikola Tesla Museum, the Gallery of Matica srpska and the Manuscript Department of Matica srpska. The basic concept of the exhibition was proposed by academician Gojko Subotic who also managed the entire event. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue with Sima Cirkovic's introductory study and Miroslav Jovanovic's text, presentation of the Academy structure, its units and activities.