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Museological aspect

The starting point for forming the information system of museological activities Serbia-MISS is an essential data model based on documentational and classificational compliance.
In such a way, the model-project MISS represents a good and solid basis for further contemporary work in the museological activity considering that we have entirely succeeded to define all significant elements of the museological business and work methodology model.
The primary precondition for realization of the MISS project is the application of the determined museological national and international standards (UNESC, ICOM, CIDOC, MDA, and the recommendations of the European Council) and in accordance with the adopted resolutions, conventions concerning informatization of museological activities.
The advantage of imbedded international museological standards is that it contains within itself the aspiration toward assimilating and measuring the reached level of museum development not just in one environment but on the level of the republic, the region, and up to the level of harmonization of work on the international level which undoubtedly is our end goal.
The core of MISS represents the database of museum cultural property collections of the museums of Serbia, the database of national heritage.
Acquisitions of national culture require that we establish contemporary documentational flows according to which we create invaluable collection of information of tremendous value primarily for our culture and science. It is our duty to create an inexhaustible documentation of cultural heritage whose content and value receive its true meaning only after they are well studied, familiarized, and well valorized. Therefore, it is our duty we integrate the museum – the keeper of cultural heritage, in the social surrounding so that it becomes the instrument of communication, a social center, and thus assume the role for democratization of culture.
This means that all social changes, contemporary technological advances and scientific achievements, must be represented in our museums, in the Serbian museology, by which conditions are created for museum transformation, rather, for a clear defining of functionality of a contemporary museum, its message, communication.
Undoubtedly, a contemporary form of museum functioning is founded on a unique expert processing methodology by creating a contemporarily organized and professionally set museum documentation, utilization of conservational-restorational contemporary preservational methods, openness towards user demands, application of contemporary research systems, contemporary forms of communication, and establishment of data exchange not only on a national but, certainly, on an international level as well.

Neda Jevremović