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The National Museum Vranje and the Centre for Culture for the Research and Study of the Cultural and Historical Heritage of Southern Serbia invite you to attend the presentation of the monograph CARICIN GRAD – JUSTINIANA PRIMA.

Speakers will include:

  • Milan Ilić, Deputy Mayor of Vranje
  • Đorđe Stošić, historian and conservator at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Niš
  • Ivana Cvetković, architect and conservator at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments in Niš
  • Maja Aleksić, Director of the People’s Museum of Vranje
  • Veroljub Trajković, author of the publication


Today, after 110 years of archaeological excavations of the lost imperial city at the foot of Radan Mountain, whose existence was first revealed by famous Serbian travel writers Mita Rakić and Milan Đ. Milićević, we can proudly state that Serbia, as well as the entire world, now recognises a fairly well-ordered and extensively researched archaeological site, giving the impression of a resurrected city. The findings so far, along with many historical sources from both Serbian and international scholarly communities, lead us to conclude that this being the city Justiniana Prima (Ivstiniana Prima) of Justinian I (527-565), founded by the Byzantine emperor near his birthplace.

Friday, 17 May 2024, at 12:00 noon

National Museum Vranje – Selamluk, at 1 Pionirska Street

"Architecture Focus"

In the organization of the Vranje Architects Society in collaboration with the Engineering Chamber of Serbia – Regional Center Niš, the event “Architecture Focus” will take place from 23rd February 2024 to 1st March 2024.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of architecture and the built environment for the life of every individual, all in line with the recently adopted National Architectural Strategy. The theme of this year’s event is “Modern Living“.

On this occasion, a guest exhibition will be presented: “HOUSING 2023” – an international exhibition of contemporary housing organized by the Department of Residential Buildings at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Niš and the Urban Planning Cluster, showcasing current architectural achievements that serve as examples of good design practice and thinking on the topic of housing.

During the “Architecture Focus” event, the exhibition will be complemented by a supporting program consisting of professional lectures and presentations from sponsors in the construction industry. The complete program of the “Architecture Focus” event can be downloaded here.

The event is supported by the City of Vranje and the National Museum of Vranje.

The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, 23rd February 2024, starting at 6:00 PM at the Gallery of the National Museum of Vranje.

Exhibition 9th Vranje Biennale 2023.


National Museum of Vranje invites you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition „9th Vranje Biennale 2023. “

Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at 7:00 PM
Grand and Small Halls of the Gallery of the National Museum Vranje.

The exhibition will be opened by the Acting Director, Maja Aleksić. 
The exhibition is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia within the project „Annual Program of the Gallery of National Museum Vranje for the year 2023.“

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.