The National Museum Vranje is announcing a competition for the exhibition "9th Biennial of Artists of Vranje 2023."


The competition is open from November 10 to November 24, 2023.

The competition is open until November 24, 2023, and artists can participate with a maximum of two works (paintings, graphics, drawings, sculptures, etc.) not older than two years. The format of the artworks is not specified.

Authors should submit two photographs of their works via email, in 300 DPI resolution, along with their artistic biography, a completed form (title, technique, dimensions, year of creation), their address, phone number, and email address, to the email address:

In the application, it is mandatory to provide the exact address to which the artwork will be returned and a contact telephone number. Drawings, graphics, and paper works do not need to be framed if they do not exceed the dimensions of 100 x 70 cm. Authors are responsible for the transportation costs of the artworks.

The organizer commits to promote the exhibition through media, organize the exhibition opening, and print a catalog that all participants will receive when their works are returned. The organizer does not accept responsibility for any damage during the transportation of the artworks. The organizer will keep the original packaging in which the artworks are returned by mail to the artists at the provided address no later than April 1, 2024.

The exhibition’s opening is scheduled for December 27, 2023, at 7:00 PM, and in the case of unforeseen circumstances, this date is subject to change.

The exhibition will be juried and selected.

After the selection, authors will be notified of the results via email. Selected authors must submit their works no later than December 20, 2023.

The “9th Biennial of Artists of Vranje” awards one cash prize by a professional jury. The winner will be announced at the exhibition’s opening.

Send your works to the following address: Gallery of the National Museum Vranje, Heroes of Kosara St. b.b., 17500 Vranje (with a note for the organizer: Gallery of the National Museum Vranje, ‘9th Biennial of Artists of Vranje 2023’). For more information, you can contact us at phone number 062 423 789 or via email at

The results of the exhibition competition at the National Museum Gallery in Vranje for 2024.


 The competition of the National Museum Gallery in Vranje was announced on August 22 and lasted until September 30, 2023. 

Based on the received applications (36), the Council for Program Activities made a decision in line with the gallery’s exhibition concept for exhibitions that will be realized during 2024. The exhibition dates will be specified later.

The following applications were selected for the competition:

  • Daliborka Djuric
  • Dejan Spasovic
  • Eva Mestrovic
  • Ljiljana Strize Trajkovic
  • Milica Zivadinovic
  • Nada Starcevic
  • Nemanja Vuckovic
  • Sanja Savic Straka
  • Vera Stanarcevic
  • Natasa Teofilovic

We thank all the artists who applied.

The exhibition conditions offered to the artists are:

  • Catalog production,
  • Poster and invitation design,
  • Technical and professional assistance during the exhibition setup,
  • Publicity and media coverage of the exhibition.


The gallery does not provide:

  • Transport of artworks,
  • Travel expenses,
  • Hotel accommodation.

Note: In case the Annual Program of the National Museum Gallery in Vranje for 2024 is financially supported through the competition of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, it is possible to cover travel expenses and hotel accommodation for the artists.”

Invitation from the National Museum to future donors

In preparation for the creation of a new permanent exhibition in the Haremlik building, we invite friends of the Museum, residents of Vranje and the Pčinja District, to enrich our exhibition with their photographs and personal items.

In order to preserve our illustrious history, every donation represents an individual’s or family’s contribution to every part of it. Private stories of individuals and families contribute to the broader picture of our region’s history.

The Museum’s doors are open to all interested parties, and curators are available at Selamluk, Pionirska Street No.1.

Award "Mihаilo Vаltrović"

On “International Museum Day,” May 18, 2023, at the solemn assembly of the Museum Society of Serbia in Aranđelovac, the “Mihailo Valtrović” award was presented to the author of the permanent ethnographic exhibition at the National Museum in Vranje, titled “Vranje City House from the Late 19th and Early 20th Century.”

The award was given to our colleague, Iva Laković, an ethnologist and senior curator, as recognition for her exceptional dedication and effort in conceiving, designing, and realizing the permanent ethnological exhibition in the Selamluk building.

The committee provided the following justification:

“In March 2022, a new permanent exhibition of the National Museum in Vranje was inaugurated in the renovated building of Pašin Konaci. This marked the first comprehensive adaptation, revitalization, and refurbishment of the museum’s building, accompanied by the creation of a permanent exhibition.

The simultaneous adaptation of the museum building and the arrangement of the permanent exhibition represent an extraordinary combination of presenting movable cultural heritage held by the museum with a cultural monument as the backdrop for the exhibition.

The author of the concept for this ethnographic exhibition is senior curator Iva Laković, who managed to provide insight into Vranje’s past at the turn of two centuries through a combination of traditional, modern, and innovative approaches to the exhibition. The exhibition represents a fusion of oriental and European, traditional and modern, combining two centuries, the old and the new. It is housed in the Selamluk, one of the two buildings of Pašin Konaci, which gives it a distinctive character and offers a unique experience for visitors as they explore the past in its original ambiance.”

The opening of a new exhibition at the National Museum

On March 21, 2022, the new permanent museum exhibition of the National Museum in Vranje was ceremoniously opened by the Vice President of the Government and Minister of Culture, Maja Gojković, and the Museum Director, Maja Aleksić, in the presence of the Mayor, Dr. Slobodan Milenković, and city officials.

Located in the Selamluk building, part of the Pašin Konaci complex, under the title “Vranje City House from the Late 19th and Early 20th Century,” the permanent exhibition, authored by ethnologist Iva Laković, showcases the appearance of Vranje city houses, their furnishing, layout, and organization of living spaces, featuring furniture items and craftsman-made objects.

Various types of urban and rural clothing and jewelry from the mid-19th century to the 1930s and 1940s are also on display, bearing witness to the spirit of the era in the region where they originated, with their beauty and undeniable artistic and aesthetic value.

The creation of the permanent exhibition was preceded by conservation and restoration work on the building itself.

The Museum was made accessible thanks to the funding from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia and the City of Vranje.