In this article the former Director of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, Slavko Spasic reports about his experience in fulfilling his mission without a permanent exhibition.
Slavko SPASIC MSc, is biologist, master engineer of organizational sciences, curator and former Director of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, Chair of the National Committee of ICOM Serbia, member of ICOM Committee for Strategic planning, INTERCOM, NATHIST, National Advisory Committee to monitor the implementation of the Hague Convention for the Protection Cultural Heritage in the event of Armed Conflict. He focused his research activities toward building of management framework in culture and positioning heritage institutions within the tourist offer of Serbia.
Working as the director of the Natural History Museum in Belgrade, Slavko Spasic was engaged in developing the image of the Museum as an indispensable, highly professional and competent institution of culture, education and science, achieving along the way very good cooperation with state authorities, media and other respected institutions and individuals from the fields of culture and science, both from the country and abroad. At the same time, he ensured the application of economic principles and parameters in the organization and realization of cultural activities and contributed to the development of management as a system of managing, supporting and organizing cultural, scientific and educational activities of the Museum.
As the president of ICOM Serbia National Committee he has been working toward carving out a more distinct position of the National Committee, strengthening the cooperation with the Museum Society of Serbia, increasing the number of institutional members, networking with Regional Committees, continuing education of museum professionals and actively participating in public discussions and analyses of legal regulations in culture and conventions related to the protection of cultural heritage.
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