|2011 - "Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy"|
Venue and date of opening: Archives og Yugoslavia, Belgrade, October 10 2011
Organisation: Archives of Yugoslavia
Author of the exhibition: Dušan Jončić i Jelena Đurišić
Information provided in: catalogue (4.9 MB), poster
The exhibition outside the Archives::
- 2012. - Zaječar, Banjaluka, Vranje, Sarajevo, Kikinda
- 2013. - Zrenjanin, Travnik
On 10 October 2011 the exhibition of archival documents "Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy" was opened in the Archives of Yugoslavia. This year two important jubilees related to Ivo Andrić are celebrated – 50th anniversary of his being awarded the Nobel Prize and 100 years since he published his first literary work. The exhibition was presented by Miladin Milošević, Acting Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia, and Predrag Marković, Minister of Culture, Media and Information Society in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, who also officially opened the exhibition.
Among other things Milošević said that Andrić was not only a great name in our literature and the literature of the world, but also a figure in international political life and diplomatic history, and that the aim of the exhibition was to restore to Andrić the writer a part of his subdued and less known biography, the one of Andrić the diplomat.
Marković pointed out that Andrić in his text on diplomacy and diplomats discussed the extent to which diplomacy was practice and at what point it turned into ethics, and added that Andrić was highly critical of diplomacy. According to his words, Andrić, who lived in ten cities and eight countries, was very important for the history of Serbia and Yugoslavia.
Exhibition documents and photographs show Ivo Andrić’s progress in diplomacy from his first duty in Vatican, where in 1920 he was appointed Vice-Consul 3rd Class. Over time he was transferred and referred to his next positions in Bucharest, Trieste, Graz, Belgrade, Marseille, Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Geneva, Belgrade and Berlin, and also promoted along the way, climbing the diplomatic ladder to reach the position of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. His career ended in 1941, when he was Minister Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary Envoy to Berlin. He was retired that same year by the decision of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia’s Council of Ministers.
In addition to documents, the visitors of the exhibition would have the opportunity to see the diplomatic uniform of Ivo Andrić as Envoy to Berlin, which was loaned for this exhibition from the Belgrade City Museum.
The catalogue for the exhibition features the introductory text by Miladin Milošević. The authors of the exhibition are Dušan Jončić and Jelena Đurišić, historian-archivists in the Archives of Yugoslavia.
The exhibition opening was attended by more than 300 guests, among them the State Secretary of the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ivan Mrkić, numerous representatives of the diplomatic corps (Ambassadors of Mexico, Great Britain, Algeria, Austria), Princess Jelisaveta Karađorđević, scholars from institutes and faculties, colleagues from the archives all over Serbia and from the Republic of Srpska, as well as many other public, cultural and political figures.
The exhibition will be open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until 31 December 2011.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE OPENING IN BELGRADE
|The exhibition outside the Archives|
|The cultural eventAndrić’s Days (9 October to 9 November 2013) was opened by the exhibition of the Archives of Yugoslavia Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy on 9 October 2013 in Travnik Regional Museum, organised by Travnik Cantonal Archives. The opening of the exhibition program started by an actor Matija Baškarada who, playing the role of an archivist, gave a rendition of Andrić’s text “When it comes to archives”. The guests were greeted by Fatima Maslić, Director of Travnik Regional Museum, Spomenka Pelić, Director of Travnik Cantonal Archives, and Dušan Popović, Director of the Republic of Srpska Archives. The exhibition, the exhibits on display and the Archives of Yugoslavia were presented by Nada Petrović. The exhibition was officially opened by Tahir Lendo, Prime Minister of Central Bosnia Canton. The opening of the exhibition was attended by many guests of the town of Travnik and representatives of all the archives from Bosnian and Herzegovina.
|The exhibition Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy opened in the Salon of the Historical Archives of Zrenjanin. First opening in the Archives of Yugoslavia on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Ivo Andrić being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, the exhibition travelled to several towns in Serbia, and it was also presented in Banjaluka and Sarajevo.|
At the opening of the exhibition in Zrenjanin the attendees were addressed by the Director of the Historical Archives, Nada Boroš, who said that most people are familiar with the works and thoughts of Ivo Andrić, but that his role of a diplomat is less well known to the general public.
Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia, Miladin Milošević, reiterated that Andrić’s was a great name in the national and world literatures, but highlighted also that he had spent a significant part of his life in diplomacy.
The exhibition was opened by Mayor of Zrenjanin, Ivan Bošnjak MSc, who said that it was a pleasure today to remember the genius of Ivo Andrić and his work.
The program for the festive opening included also students from Secondary Medical School in Zrenjanin, Vanja Veličković and Miša Lukin, who presented some of the thoughts by our Nobel Prize winner.
|KIKINDA, December 14, 2012|
On 14 December 2012 the exhibition of the Archives of Yugoslavia Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy, authored by Dušan Jončić and Jelena Đurišić, was opened in the Historical Archives of Kikinda. Dušan Jončić presented the exhibition which was officially opened by Milan Srdić, director of the Historical Archives of Kikinda. In the presence of numerous guests and media from the city of Kikinda, Milan Srdić and Dušan Jončić gave statements to the media.
|SARAJEVO, December 12, 2012|
|The exhibition Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy was opened in the Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo, on 12 December 2012. The opening of the exhibition was organized in the framework of the Cooperation Agreement between the Archives of Yugoslavia and Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition was opened by Šaban Zahirović, director of Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina.|
The Archives of Yugoslavia exhibition Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy, organised by the Historical Archives of Vranje "31 January", opened in the Gallery of the National Museum in Vranje on 4 May 2012. The guest exhibition is part of celebrating the 50th anniversary of work of the Historical Archives of Vranje "31 January". The exhibition was officially opened by Miladin Milošević, Acting Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia, who underlined that ".... Andrić was not only a great name of our literature and literature of the world, but also a figure in international political life and diplomatic history".
|BANjALUKA, April 23, 2012|
|The Archives of Yugoslavia exhibition Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy, organised by the Archives of Republic of Srpska, was officially opened in the Cultural Centre Banski Dvor in Banja Luka on 23 April 2012. The exhibition was a gift to the town of Banja Luka on the occasion of Banja Luka Town Day (22 April) and the Day of the Republic of Srpska Archives (20 April). The gala opening was attended by Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Member from the Republic of Srpska Nebojša Radmanović, Republic of Srpska National Assembly Speaker Igor Radojičić, numerous high level guests from the political, public and cultural life of the town of Banja Luka and the Republic of Srpska, as well as colleagues from cantonal archives and the BH Archives. Dušan Popović, Director of the Archives of Republic of Srpska, highlighted in his address the long-standing thriving cooperation between the Archives of Yugoslavia and the Archives of Republic of Srpska. Miladin Milošević, Acting Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia, spoke about Ivo Andrić as a diplomat, and stressed that “we all know that Ivo Andrić was a great name in the history of Serbian and world literature. However, it is less known that this great author was a diplomat for 21 years, from 1920 to 1941. We wanted to restore to Andrić the part of his biography that concerned diplomacy”. The exhibition was officially opened by the Mayor of Banja Luka Slobodan Gavranović, who underlined that the documents on display would provide an opportunity to find out more about another dimension of an exceptional personality such as Ivo Andrić’s, and at the same time also expressed gratitude for this gift to the Archives of Yugoslavia and Archives of Republic of Srpska.
|ZAJEČAR, February 23, 2012|
|On 23 February 2012 the exhibition of archival documents of the Archives of Yugoslavia "Ivo Andrić in Diplomacy”, authored by Dušan Jončić i Jelena Đurišić, was opened in the Gallery of the Historical Archives "Timočka krajina" in Zaječar. Velimir Todorov, Director of Zaječar Archives, presented the exhibition. It was opened by Miladin Milošević, Acting Director of the Archives of Yugoslavia. In the presence of guests and the media of the Town of Zaječar, Miladin Milošević and Dušan Jončić, one of the authors of the exhibition, spoke to the press. |