Text topic: THE BOOK CULTURE OF THE MINORITIES IN VOJVODINA
Text author: Јована Колунџија
The museum is a permanent, non-profit institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public. It collects, preserves, researches, communicates and exhibits material testimonies of man and his environment, for the purpose of study, education and entertainment. In recent times, museums are primarily communication centres thatretain and develop all other functions of a traditional museum. The main form of communication is an exhibition, although any transmission of information is considered as communication. However, the museum is not the only institution where objects of this purpose can be found. Namely, there are many alternative types of collecting and storing things from the past, although not enough attention has been paid to them or real significance attributed. A true collector is a special type of collector, their purpose being to put together a collection of related items as complete, unique and as representative as possible. A collector is a person who is passionate about collecting specific items for his own pleasure. There are a large number of people like this, because in fact it is very difficult to think of any object that nobody would collect. Some of the typical examples vary from the collectors of works of art and precious vases, to the collectors of the most ordinary, trivial, useless, discarded items that are searched for in attics and basements, sometimes even in the landfills... In search of at least one such unusual collector, I came across a small heritage museum created based on geographical affiliation: the objects collected in this collection are all representative of the past of Banat.