INTERNATIONAL PROJECT - Adriatic Ceramics System

The Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade participates in the Adriatic Ceramics System project, a part of INTERREG programme, financed by The European Union. The project is managed by The European Agency for Reconstruction, and the national coordinator is The Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Serbia.

The leader, partner and the organizer of the Adriatic Ceramics System project is The International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy. There are five more Italian partners in the Project. From the neighbouring Adriatic territory, besides The Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade, the participants are The Museum for Arts and Crafts, Zagreb, Croatia, as well as The Academy of Fine Arts, Tirana, Albania.

The aim of the project is to develop and promote the knowledge of history and cultural heritage of the production of ceramics in Italy and the neighbouring Balkan Peninsula. There are several separate activities within the Project, ranging from creation of a database of ceramic objects and bibliographical references from the Adriatic Region, conservation and restoration of ceramics, registration of objects with ceramic decoration and freestanding ceramic sculpture in the open, to the presentation and publication of the results in a forthcoming international exhibition. This exhibition, titled "Iconographic Aspects of Ceramics of Adriatic Region", will be shown in museums in Faenza and Grottaglie, Italy, as well as in the participating museums in Zagreb and Belgrade during the first half of 2008.

So far, within the Project, two meetings were held (in Faenza, January 14-16, 2007, and Venice June 25-26, 2007) which summarized the results of ongoing activities. Next meeting in scheduled for the end of 2007, and is to take place in Tirana, Albania.

The Adriatic Ceramics Project will surely contribute to better insight into cultural relationships and influences that have existed in the countries of Adriatic region from the Middle Ages until today. The projects such as this are the best confirmation of the European Union's declaration that the countries that are still formally outside the European Union play an integral part in the one and the same European cultural context.



On the 21st of December the Opening ceremony of the Exhibition

 Preservation of Memory in the Art of Ceramics
La conservazione della memoria nell’arte della ceramica

(22nd December 2007 - 20th January 2008.)
was heldat the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza (MIC)

The Exhibition is part of the Adriatic Ceramic System, a project within the INTERREG program, financed by the European Union

The Project has been concived and is being executed by the following institutions as Partners:

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche (MIC) Faenza
Museum of Applied Art (MAA), Beograd (Serbia)
Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb (Croatia)
Museo di Grottaglie
Accademia delle Arti, Facolta di Arti Figurative, Tirana (Albania)
Provincia di Ravenna
Museo d’Arte della citta di Ravenna (MAR)
Universita Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Facolta di Archeologia
Universita di Ferrara, Dipartimento di Economia Istituzioni Territorio
Istituto per i Beni Culturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna (IBACN)
Soprintendenza di Bologna (SBA)

The Exhibition Preservation of Memory in the Art of Ceramics - La conservazione della memoria nell’arte della ceramica illustrates the tradition of Ceramics production in Italy, presented by historical exhibits. While ceramic production in the Balkans is presented by works of contemporary artists, all belonging to MIC Faenza collections. As a part of the Exhibition a digital display presents selected exhibits from Ceramics Collections belonging to the Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb
Illustrating various Project activities, panels containing texts and photographs, are displayed at the Exhibition as well.
Representing the Museum of Applied Art from Belgrade, Ms. Milica Tadic, research assistant at the project, attended the Opening ceremony.

After Italy, the Exhibition extended with objects belonging to Collections from the Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb will be moved to:

Belgrade, Museum of Applied Art
12th February – 12th March 2008.

Zagreb, Museum of Arts and Crafts
8th April – 28th April 2008.

Grottaglie, Museo della Ceramica
15th May – 30th Jun 2008.