Gold Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria Awarded to Dr Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski

In the residence of the Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Belgrade, on Thursday, November 23, an honorary award for services to the Republic of Austria was awarded

At a formal reception, in the presence of selected guests, associates and friends, H. E. Mr. Christian Ebner, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Serbia, presented a gold medal for services to the Republic of Austria to Dr Tijana Palkovljević Bugarski. The award was given to the manager of the Matica Srpska Gallery for her many years of dedicated work on establishing and improving Serbian-Austrian cultural ties.

The Golden Medal of Merit is one of the highest state awards of the Republic of Austria. This distinction has been awarded since 1934. in honour of notable people from Austria and abroad who have made a worthy contribution to the state.

Matica Srpska Gallery is extremely proud of its long-term cooperation with the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of the Republic of Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum, thanks to which great friendships have developed between Matica Srpska Gallery and numerous Austrian museums. As part of this cooperation, numerous joint programs, educational and conservation workshops, and exhibitions such as “Life – Dream – Death” were realised. European frameworks of Serbian symbolism and Paja Jovanović and Gustav Klimt. One era, two artists, three museums with Vienna’s Museum of Art and History and the Belvedere Gallery.

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