|The Provincial Institute for Protection
of Cultural Monuments
21131 Petrovaradin, Serbia
Tel: +381 21 43 12 11
+381 21 64 32 576
Fax: +381 21 64 31 198
(currently under reconstruction)
The Provincial Institute was established on January 9th 1951, with the objective to register, research, document, preserve and provide technical and legal protection for cultural monuments in the Province of Vojvodina. With 50 employees, The Provincial Institute is part of a network of similar institutes in the Republic of Serbia. It is divided into four organizational units: administrative, research, technical and restorative-conservation, with architectural and painting studios, a carving and gilding workshop, a carpenter’s workshop and a photo laboratory.
Over its 60 year history, the Provincial Institute was engaged in many significant projects, such as placing many important buildings under legal protection. The documentation contains an enormous number of professional reports and documents concerning the genesis, techniques and materials used in buildings, and also more than 25.000 drawings. The Institute has organised several very successful exhibitions and several scientific meetings, and is also engaged in publishing activities. Thanks to its reputation, the Institute has also been involved in important projects outside Vojvodina. Experts from the Institute were involved in projects and provided documentation for many monasteries in Macedonia and Montenegro after a catastrophic earthquake in 1979. Since then, the Institute carried out surveys or restoration works on cultural heritage in Kosovo, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary and Mount of Atos in Greece. In addition to these more notable projects, the Institute, with its highly trained and experienced staff, is engaged daily in the protection and renovation of buildings, statues, paintings, frescoes etc. across the whole province of Vojvodina and sometimes even further afield, continuing to fulfil its mission to preserve our past in order to improve our future.
The research covers the fields of architecture, archaeology, history of art and ethnology. It also includes surveying, built structure and building material analysis precede decisions of technical measures applied in conservation of cultural monuments.
Projects in the field of interest for HEROMAT project that PZZSK took part in are MONATUR (Hungary- Serbia IPA Crossborder co-operation programme 2007-2013), I.Ne.P.S. (Italian Negotiated Programming In Serbia – Cultural Heritage) and Development Project of Integrative Protection “Centuries of Bač“.
Implementing the HEROMAT Project, PZZSK will present the Fortress of Bač, participate in on site material selection from the Fortress of Bač, in selection of specific Fortress areas for the application of newly developed materials, in defining the most appropriate surface pretreatment for the application in real conditions and in application of newly developed materials/products on the selected areas of Cultural Heritage objects. PZZSK will also be responsible for the organization of the project deliverables dissemination to the targeted audience.
Slavica Vujović, architect and Ph.D. student (Cultural Heritage Protection), graduated at the Architectural Faculty of the University of Belgrade in 1983; works at the PZZSK as an architect – conservator, adviser. She has been the Lead Designer for numerous projects concerning restoration of architectural heritage (churches, palaces, monasteries, fortresses, rural houses etc.); is responsible for the long-term cooperation between TFUNS in the field of material research (Developmental Project “Centuries of Bač”: medieval fortress of Bač, Ortodox Monastery of Bođani, Franciscian Monastery of Bač). Professional orientation: preventive conservation, structural conservation, preservation, monitoring, measurements and investigations on correlation between degradation factors and the nature of materials, and developing appropriate methodologies for conservation work.
Svetlana Bakić, graduated at the Architectural Faculty of the University of Belgrade in 1981. Works at the PZZSK in Novi Sad as an architect – conservationist; from 2000 she is a Counselor; She has been the Lead Designer of numerous projects regarding restoration of churches, palaces, monasteries, fountains, ancient ruins, rural houses etc. Researches archives and literature as preparation for projects; Carries out the technical protection of many buildings; is the author of numerous published expert articles.
Оlivera Brdarić, painting conservator, is a Head of the Department for conservation and restoration of easel, panel and wall paintings, 16 years of experience working in the PZZSK Institute, on immovable and movable Cultural Heritage in and outside of Serbia. Professional orientation: preventive conservation, structural conservation, preservation, monitoring, measurements and investigations on correlation between degradation factors and the nature of materials, and developing appropriate methodologies for conservation work.