Gallery of Matica Srpska

The Gallery of Matica Srpska (Serbian: Galerija Matice Srpske, Serbian Cyrillic: Галерија Матице Српске) is one of the largest and oldest galleries in Serbia. It is located in the central zone of Novi Sad, next to Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection.

Gallery of Matica Srpska
Галерија Матице Српске
Galerija Matice Sprpske
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Logo of the Gallery of Matica Srpska
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The Gallery of Matica Srpska entrance
Established14 October 1847; 174 years ago (1847-10-14)
LocationNovi Sad, Serbia
TypeArt museum
National History Museum
Collection sizeMore than 7,000 paintings
DirectorTijana Palkovljević Bugarski

The Gallery was established on the 14th of October 1847, with contributions from Sava Tekelija who left a valuable family portrait collection to the Matica Srpska, and other Serb merchants who made endowments and donations to the gallery.[1]

The building of Gallery of Matica Srpska was declared a Monument of Culture of Great Importance in 1979.[2]

The Gallery of Matica Srpska has acted as an independent institution apart from Matica Srpska since 1958. Collections in The Gallery of Matica Srpska mostly consists of paintings from all periods of the national history of art.[3][4]



  1. ^ "The Gallery of Matica Srpska". City of Novi Sad. 2011.
  2. ^ Monuments of Culture in Serbia: Зграда управе фондова / Building of Fund Administration (SANU) (in Serbian and English)
  3. ^ Simić, Vladimir. Za ljubav otadžbine: patriote i patriotizmi u srpskoj kulturi XVIII veka u Habzburškoj monarhiji, Novi Sad: Galerija Matice srpske 2012.
  4. ^ Vrbaski, Milena. "Srpska umetnost XIX veka u zbirci Galerije Matice srpske". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)