Text topic: Legacy Institute and Cultural Policy of Serbia
Text author: Милана Квас
Communication of the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection with the audience is based on unique presentation of the values represented by the donor and his legacy. The play Six Portraits of Pavle Beljanski,as one of the museum programme activities planned within numerous events of Novi Sad European Youth Capital 2019, has achieved several important goals: the connection between the legacy and the citizens’inclusion in the creative process, education of the audiences in an interesting and fun way, greater attendance of museum programmes and also promotion of the bequest concept. Joint efforts of the Memorial Collection curators and the drama pedagogue of the Mišolovka Youth Theatre (Mousetrap Youth Theatre) have resulted in a museum product that fullfils the main criteria of audience development: participation and animation. With six stories about Pavle Beljanski played throughout the entire museum space in interaction with the audience, some of the key events from the history of the legacy were also presented, drawing not only the attention of young population but also the attention of citizens across all age groups. Innovative and contemporary, simple inform and easy to memorize, the play Six Portraits of Pavle Beljanski contributed considerably to the image of the museum as a place close to the public. The play could be inspirational to similar institutions as an example how the audience can acquire knowledge about cultural heritage through direct experience.