DEVELOPMENT OF THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM IN THE LIGHT OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF OLYMPISM IN SERBIA
The 2010 centennial celebration of the Olympic Movement in Serbia was the reason for re-raising the issue of setting up a permanent Olympic Museum exhibition and also reconsidering the legacy exhibits related to the history of Serbian sports. This paper provides an analysis of the development of the Belgrade Olympic Museum since setting up of the first collection in 1947 at the old DIF (State Institute of Physical Culture), through formation of a permanent exhibition at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education in 1979, on to the last exhibition in London during the 2012 Olympics. Moreover, it highlights the problem of constantly increasing collection deposits, as well as the methods for its long-term solution. Special attention is given to the promotion of the Olympic Museum through the presentation of exhibitions in-house and abroad, as well as the possibility for their presentation to a broad audience through the concept of new museology.