The Ilija Milosavljević Kolarac Endowment marked a significant anniversary on Tuesday, November 21 – 145 years of existence. On that occasion, this Belgrade institution awarded plaques and certificates of appreciations to prominent artists and collaborators.
The two most important awards this year, the plaques of the Board for outstanding contribution to the Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment program activity were presented to the Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS) and the Institute of Physics Belgrade.
In the announcement of the Board, it was stated that the Institute, as an institute of national importance for the Republic of Serbia and a successful research institution, actively works to popularize science through the organization of public lectures.
The Kolarac University especially emphasizes the long-term cooperation with the Institute on this plan and numerous jointly organized activities. In the last couple of seasons, cooperation has been especially developed with researchers from the Group for Gravity, Particles and Fields of the Institute who gave lectures on the general theory of relativity, interpretations of quantum mechanics, symmetries in physics, quantization of gravity and other topics.
The award was received by Slobodan Bubnjević, Head of the Department of Communications, on behalf of Dr. Aleksandar Bogojević, Institute of Physics’ Director. The award consists of a plaque and a medal.
At this ceremony, the Gallery’s Annual Award for the best solo exhibition in the 2022/2023 season was awarded to Marija Ćalić for the “Crno srce” exhibition, and a number of certificates of appreciation were also awarded to institutions such as the Belgrade Philharmonic, Radio Television of Serbia and many other companies and individuals.
The Kolarac National University is the endowment of Ilija Milosavljevic Kolarac, who in his will left all his property “to the Serbian people for the purpose of spreading culture and science” in 1878. It has been hosting a rich artistic program for decades, as well as scientific and professional lectures that are open to the widest audience.