As far as in 1882 the Town representatives of the Vršac municipality, at the suggestion of Julius Frisch, made the decision to found the Museum. The reason for that was the discovery of the great treasure of IV century Roman coins in Veliki Rit (the Great swamp ) near Vrsac, which belonged to the emperor Constantine. The money was purchased and placed in keeping with the building of Magistrate, until the space for the Museum was provided. After the liberation from the fascism in 1945, the new stage of the Museum development began.
The City Museum Vršac is the domicile Museum, of complex type, where all the expert departments are represented: the archaeological, the history, the numismatic, the ethnological, the natural history and the art department, as well as the conservatory workshops, and it has been registered as the Institution which collects, studies, processes, exhibits and publishes the museum materials. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website
Ljiljana BakicLjiljana Bakić (b.1955), Curator of Numismatic Collection from 1991. Main research fields : Roman coins and specially Roman hoards from IV century : circulation and influx of Roman coins to Banat region – in the immediate vicinity of the northern border of the Empire as testimony of contacts and exchange. The COST give me the opportunity and perspectives to be the participant of similar researches all over Europe.
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The National Museum in Belgrade, founded in 1844, is the most important and central museum institution in Serbia dedicated to protection, interpretation, and promotion of manifold and multicultural heritage of Serbia, Central Balkans and Europe. The Museum's collections – 34 archaeological, numismatic, artistic and historical collections – have over 400,000 most representative and superior archeological, historical and art works – the most significant evidence for understanding of archeology and history of art, representing development and changes of civilization in the territory of today's Serbia and its immediate surroundings, from prehistoric times to late medieval period, as well as crucial artistic tendencies and styles, supreme artistic merits in national and European art, from medieval period to contemporary works.
The National Museum in Belgrade is also in charge of Iron Gates Archaeological Museum in Kladovo and Lepenski Vir Museum in Donji Milanovac as well as Gallery of Frescoes and Museum of Vuk and Dositej in Belgrade. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website
The beginnings of formation of the National Museum’s Numismatic Collection are related to the mid-nineteen century. Long period of collecting, which from the beginning had a clear concept of development, acquisition and research, resulted in a rich Numismatic Collection that today enumerates over 300,000 items of coins, emblems, medals and seals, mostly originating on the territory of present-day Serbia, and stemming from the period of Antiquity to modern times. The numismatic collection is systematically ordered and sub-divided into ten smaller assemblies, which contain collections of Greek, Barbarian, and Roman coins, as well as the coinage dating from the Late Antiquity, Byzantine, Mediaeval and Modern periods, and include the Collection of Medals, Emblems and Seals.
Bojana Borić Brešković, M.A.Museum counselor, curator of Greek, Celtic and Roman Coins in the National Museum in Belgrade, chair person of the Management Board of the Museum of the City of Belgrade, head of projects: Roman Coin Hoards on the Territory of present-day Serbia and Provincial Balkan Mints (Viminacium in Upper Moesia and Stobi in Macedonia) of the National Museum in Belgrade, associate in the project The Process of Hellenisation and Romanisation of Balkans and neighboring areas during Hellenistic and Roman period of Faculty of Philosophy of Belgrade University. Main research fields: Greek and Roman numismatics, monetary history of Balkans in the period of classical Antiquity.
The COST–EMU program is important network which will improve the framework conditions for international cooperation and interchange of ideas in my research field. › Personal Page