On the occasion of 63 years from the establishment of the Archives of Yugoslavia, on 21 January 2013, the exhibition Traffic and Communications in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1918-1941 by Gojko Malović PhD was opened. In the presence of many guests, HRH Crown Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević, Cuban Ambassador HE Ms Mercedes Martinez Valdes, Algerian Ambassador HE Mr Abdelkader Mesdoua, Indonesian Ambassador HE Mr Semuel Samson, Directors of the Archives of Republic of Srpska, Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Archives of Serbia and other directors and archivists from Serbian Archives, of scholars and officials, and many friends and supporters of the Archives of Yugoslavia, Miladin Milošević, Acting Director, spoke about the Archives of Yugoslavia and underlined that "... in the last 63 years, since its establishment, generations of archivists have invested into the Archives of Yugoslavia their knowledge and experience in order for it to grow into a respectable institution ... of special importance also in professional and scientific, cultural and historical, political and national, diplomatic and international terms". Gojko Malović PhD, author of the exhibition and the catalogue, presented traffic and communications in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. He mentioned that, in addition to the documents from the many fonds of the Archives of Yugoslavia, the exhibition also displayed museum exhibits from the Railway, Aeronautical, PTT and Yugoslav History Museums. The exhibition was opened by State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Media, Mr Miroslav Tasić. In his inspired speech on the Archives of Yugoslavia he emphasised that "... King Aleksandar could not have known that his bequest involved three cultural endeavours: he created a monument of culture, made it possible for a national institution to work, and provided conditions for safekeeping the cultural treasures of Serbia".
The exhibition is accompanied by a sumptuously laid out catalogue featuring Foreword by Prof. Ljubodrag Dimić PhD, Professor at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE OPENING IN BELGRADE