Ruma Heritage Museum
Address: Glavna Street 182, Ruma
Director: Radovan Kuzmanovic
Ruma Heritage Museum was founded in 1962 as Heritage Museum Collection. A decade later, in 1972, its name was changed into Ruma Museum, while in 1979 it has been given its present-day name. The museum belongs to the category of a Heritage Museum Complex which encompasses four departments (archeological, ethnological, historical and art department) and a technical collection. Within these four departments there are 10,500 items organized into various collections. There is also a specialized library within the Museum having book fund of 4000 units, while the opening of the department of documentation is being planed.
The Museum possesses the display area of 500 m2, where two permanent displays have been set. At the ground floor, there are archeological, historical and ethnological artifacts showing the presence of life in this region since the Neolithic period to 20th century, and at the first floor art display which consists of two legacies (painter and graphic designer Milivoje Novakovic’s and painter-watercolorist Dr Roman Soretic’s). On average, 15 artistic, archeological, historical, ethnological or economical exhibitions have been set up in these rooms per year.
As one of only three institutions of culture in the town, the Museum is the host of cultural events which do not deal with museum activities (fashion shows, concerts, evenings with poets…)
During a year, thanks to numerous exhibitions and other events, the Museum is being visited by several thousand visitors, which entirely justifies its purpose in the area.
Next to printing information catalogue within every exhibition, the Museum has recently started to publish individual historiographic publications. It also publishes permanent museum publication, the yearbook Collection of Heritage Museum which started to appear in 1997.
The Museum organizes art colony Borkovac, which has been present since 1968 and it represents one of the oldest art colonies in Serbia. Territorial jurisdiction of the Museum in the area of studying, protection and presentation of the movable cultural goods encompasses the municipalities of Ruma, Indjija, Stara Pazova and Pecinci.
The building of the Ruma Heritage Museum has been under the protection of the state, as the cultural good of great significance. It was erected in 1772, as the landowner Pejacevic’s school, and today it represents rare example of “frontier architecture” in the town.
Archeological Department of Ruma Heritage Museum
Curator: Slobodan Velimirovic
Archeological Department consists of the following collections:
Archeological Department contains more than a thousand of inventory materials and several thousand study materials. The greatest part of materials is made of ceramics from prehistoric period. Study materials are divided into:
Ethnological Department of Ruma Heritage Museum
Curator: Arsenovic Jelena
Ethnological Department consists of the following collections:
Ethnological Department started to work actively in 2003, when the existing objects were processed and classified at the Museum Fund while a certain number of new objects have been collected. Ethnological Department currently contains around 500 objects. The greater part of items from ethnological collections has been digitalized and recorded on CDs.
So far, Ethnological Department has organized two exhibitions of materials from their own fund (Old Crafts in 1982 and Weaving and Embroidery-Now and Then, and a large number of ethnological exhibitions in cooperation with other institutions.
Historical Department of Ruma Heritage Museum
Curators: Snezana Joksic and Djordje Boskovic
Historical Department consists of the following collections:
The Department contains more than a thousand inventory items; most of them are various documents, photographs, periodicals and posters. The greater part of items from historical collections have been digitalized and recorded on CDs. Within the department, there is also a Study Collection which is, among other things, made of:
Historical Department occasionally organizes exhibitions of materials from their own collections:
Art Department of Ruma Heritage Museum
Gallery of Ruma Heritage Museum
Curator: Dragomir Jankovic
Art Department of Ruma Heritage Museum includes following collections:
The Department contains over 700 inventory items out of which most have been entered into the Central Register. On average, there are 10-15 exhibitions per year in the rooms dedicated to Milivoje Nikolajevic and Dr. Roman Soretic Memorial Collections, which function as gallery spaces. The Department also organizes several regular art events:
The Library of Ruma Heritage Museum is a specialized library and it contains 3,670 editions. Most of them are specialized publications in the area of archeology, ethnology, history and history of art. It also contains the collection “old and rare books”, heritage collection, important encyclopedias, bibliographic units, and monographs, catalogues of exhibitions, collections, legacies and guides.