The event organised in the Archives of Yugoslavia was attended by the representatives of all 14 institutes for protection of cultural monuments of Serbia, as well as Minister Ivan Tasovac, who engaged in the discussion.
Ministry of Culture and Media is one of the four state institutions participating in PERFORM and PPS pilot projects on evidence-based policy making. Based on the public call for research topics published in December 2015 by the Public Policy Secretariat (PPS), the lead partner on the pilots, the topic proposed by the Ministry of Culture and Media “Analysis of the Organisation and Capacities of the Institutes for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Serbia” was selected, and the Academy of Arts
in Belgrade was selected in March 2016 as the leading institution to conduct this research.
The goal of the research is to explore the capacities and modus of functioning of the 14 institutes for the protection of cultural monuments in Serbia. The research findings will be used later by the Ministry of Culture and Media in drafting the new strategy on cultural development in Serbia, and as a bases for further research in similar areas (organisation of archives, museums, libraries, etc.).
The participants of the meeting responded positively to the research presented and they all agreed with the necessity of such a research. They hope it will help improve the functioning of the network of institutes for the protection of cultural monuments in Serbia.