On December 8th and 9th, 2022 at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade was held an International Scientific Conference “Educational programs, the future of the world’s cultural and natural heritage – knowledge, communication, presentation”, which the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Art organized on the occasion the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on World Heritage.
The conference was opened by prof. Dr. Ana Nikezić, Vice-Dean for Science and Cooperation with the University of the Faculty of Architecture, Professor Marko Nikolić, Siniša Šešum, Director of the UNESCO Antenna Office in Sarajevo, Jasna Zrnović, General Secretary of the National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, and Danijela Vanušić, Assistant of the Minister of Culture of the Republic Serbia.
At the Conference, 24 papers were presented in three thematic sections. On the first day of the Conference, when the multi-decade work on the protection of the cultural heritage inscribed on the World Cultural Heritage List in the Region was retrospectively shown, the abbot of the Studenica monastery, Archimandrite Dr. Tihon Rakićević, had presented Studenica Monastery projects. Together with Dr. Miljana Matić, art historian and curator of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church, he presented the results of two projects of the Studenica Monastery: “Digital Studenica” and “Arrangement of the Treasury depot of the Studenica monastery”, within the theme “Towards new models of knowledge improvement, protection and promotion of the cultural heritage of the Studenica monastery”.
Thanks to the creation of a 3D model, it became possible to see the very valuable student drawings on the facades of the Church of the Virgin at Studenica Monastery, which were barely visible until then. The fact that Studenica, as a cultural monument under the protection of UNESCO, created a treasury depot organized according to the most modern museological standards, as well as an database, attracted the attention of the professional public. This was highlighted as an example of good practice and valid protection of the movable cultural heritage. The project “Arrangement of the Treasury depot of the Studenica Monastery” was realized with the funds of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia and the funds of the Ministry of Justice – Directorate for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities. Archimandrite Tihon Rakićević managed the project in both phases of its realization.
During the first day of the conference, the exhibition of student works “Universal Ideas vs Universal Values” was opened.
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