THE CHANCELLERY OF
HRH PRINCE ALEKSANDAR PAYS VISIT
H.R.H. Crown Prince Aleksandar II in responding to the
invitation of the Republic Minister of Culture Mr. Branislav Lečić
visited this Ministry today.
Minister Lečić briefed Crown Prince Aleksandar
II on the activities of the Ministry. He expressed his gratitude to the
Crown Prince for establishing Scholarship Fund for the most talented
students of final years of the Universities, emphasizing the importance of
this project to the further education and affirmation of our young
In a warm and lengthy conversation, H.R.H. Crown Prince
Aleksandar II and Minister Lečić initiated several important
projects and accomplished several conclusions.
Minister Lečić supported the initiative of the
Crown Prince to open Dedinje Palaces as cultural-historical monuments and to
adopt the Guard House (Žandarmerijska Kuća) into a gallery premises
for exhibiting the thematic entities from the Royal collections.
Crown Prince Aleksandar II delivered to Mr. Lečić
the report of experts on the condition of art collections at the Palaces.
Mr. Lečić suggested to form joint expert team
consisting of representatives of the Royal Palace, Republic Ministry of
Culture and National Museum that would deal with long term restoration and
protection of Old Palace and White Palace and the existing works of art.
He also expressed his support to the suggestion of Crown
Prince Aleksandar II to involve Ministry of Culture into the preparation of
the celebration of 200 year anniversary of the First Serbian Uprising, as
the coordinator of the unified action.
Belgrade, January 18, 2002
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