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PASSING ON MEMORIES
Family Photograph Albums from the Museum of Applied Art Collections

May 17 – June 17, 2008


BOARD II

There is no reliable information available on appearance of photograph albums in Serbia. It could be said though that they were not produced in domestic book-binding workshops. They were imported mostly from Germany and Austro-Hungary. This is proved by albums from collections of the Museum of Applied Art which all belong to the known types of albums of mass production during the second half of the 19th century in these countries.

Collection of photograph albums in the Museum of Applied Art consists of 37 objects which all originate from 1860 to 1940 period. For many of them the origin was established and they were preserved as wholes. They keep their original selection and sequence order completely or for the most part of the album such as are albums which belonged to well known historical persons - Svetozar Miletić, Anastas Jovanović, Marko Ristić or more or less known upper middle-class families – Predić, Jakovljević Petrović, Antula, Zorić, Smederevac and Vladarski.

 


Authorof the exhibition: Jelena Perać, curator in The Department for Photography and Applied Graphics