Join us on a virtual exhibition #YUDOM

From April 6, the Museum of Yugoslavia, in the scope of the current online program called #OSTANIUMUZEYU, will run a mini project #YUDOM, which invites the audience to find Yugoslav heritage in their homes and join in the creating of a participatory virtual exhibition.

“We believe that every one of us these days, while cleaning their house, found a couple of items dating from the Yugoslav period. A tin box of C coffee with food seasoning, a white cup with a blue border, an Iskra’s phone, badges from grandfather’s former company, mum’s espadrilles purchased in Trieste.

“The idea is very simple – we invite everyone who wishes to join this emerging virtual exhibition to capture those objects with their cameras, share their photos on social networks using #YUDOM, and tag the Museum of Yugoslavia (Facebook: MuzejJugoslavijeBeograd, Instagram: muzej_jugoslavije),” invites the Museum of Yugoslavia.

The curators’ team of the Museum of Yugoslavia will contribute to the action by presenting photographs of the items that belonged to the Yugoslav everyday life, and now are parts of the museum collection.

Many of the selected everyday objects are internationally recognized, such as the award-winning Davor Savnik’s design of the phone ETA for Iskra factory, which has even been included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

People from the Museum of Yugoslavia explain the idea of ​​the project, “We foster a participatory approach to complementing the collection and that is the methodology we strive to apply to almost every exhibition. Bearing in mind that the Yugoslav legacy is still present in everyday life, we invite the community to give curatorial work a try and to become a part of the team that realizes this virtual exhibition.”

Part of the items chosen by the curators of the Museum of Yugoslavia for #YUDOM are not exhibited in the permanent exhibition and the audience will have the opportunity to see them for the first time in a virtual environment in the framework of this project.

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