As part of the ”November Days” in Sremska Mitrovica, four of our wonderful students from the 2018 Glac Education Program gave a presentation about the program and their experiences to a packed audience at the Sremska Mitrovica Grammar School. Thank you to our colleagues from the Museum of Srem and the Institute of Conservation for facilitating the event, and most of all, congratulations to Andrea Darabašić, Tiana Božić, Lana Konstantinović and Tamara Jovanović on their presentation. Empowering and inspiring young people from Mitrovica to take the lead in championing the history of their great town is what the Glac Education Program is all about.
It is our pleasure to invite you to a presentation created by Sremska Mitrovica Grammar School students in the framework of “November Days” Festival on Wednesday, 14 November at noon, at the Ceremonial Hall of the School, 2 Sv. Save Street.
On this occasion, students will talk about their experience at the archaeological site Glac and various workshops they attended in July of this year as a part of the first Glac Project Education Program “Sirmium: Past and Future”.
The Glac Project took part at the second edition of the festival "Imperial Sirmium-City of Legends" from 31 August-2 September, in Sremska Mitrovica. The three-day Festival revived the spirit of ancient Sirmium with various cultural events like gladiator battle re-enactments, Roman coins minting, mosaic workshops, a play about Roman emperor Maximian Herculius, as well as Roman cuisine and wine tastings.
The Glac Project is proud to have the incomparable Milijana Nikolić as our ambassador. Milijana is known and loved by opera fans throughout the world for the soaring power and richness of her voice, and for the passion she brings to performances of some of the strongest women of opera, from Amneris to Azucena and of course Carmen.
Serbia has a rich folkloric dance culture that is an important part of the Serbian cultural identity. Through numerous clubs, folkloric schools and festivals, this tradition is nurtured among the Serbian community in Australia.
We were happy to take part at the 32nd Serbian Folkloric Festival, Sydney that took place from 10-12 August and spread the word about the Glac Project.
Today the Serbian Minister of Culture and Information, Vladan Vukosavljevic and the Australian Ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Mrs Julia Feeney visited the archaeological site Glac and the Museum of Srem for the last session of the Glac 2018 Education Program with students from Sremska Mitrovica Grammar School. After the closing session, a tour of the Museum and the newly reconstructed site, Grain Square, the Minister and Ambassador joined the End-of-the-Season-Party at the Special Nature Reserve Zasavica.
We will be opening doors of the archaeological site Glac, nearby Sremska Mitrovica on Saturday, 30 June. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear a presentation about the history of Sirmium and the Glac site, see some artefacts, visit the site, meet the team of experts and students working on it, and watch short films that capture last year’s and this year’s season.
We decided to move the Glac Project Dinner on 26 May at 7 pm to a more intimate venue:
Madera Kafe, Shop 34/1 Sappho Road, Warwick Farm Hometown, Warwick Farm.
Instead of selling tickets, an informal celebration is planned, of the start of the 2018 Dig Season at Glac, particularly aimed at our friends from the Serbian community in Western Sydney.
On 26 May, we will mark the start of the 2018 digging season with a celebratory dinner at 7pm at Bonnyrigg Sports Club, 610 Elizabeth Dr Bonnyrigg, Sydney, Australia 2177.
Our friends in the Sydney Serbian diaspora have been great enthusiasts for the Glac Project from the beginning, and it is fitting that we will celebrate at Bonnyrigg again before we head back to wield picks and shovels in a Serbian field.
We have often been asked how people can support the Project, and our dinner provides an opportunity to do so. During the evening guests will learn about what the Glac Project has achieved so far, and our plans for the future.
Thanks to the generosity of Bonnyrigg Sports Club, profits from the evening will also be used to support the 2018 Education Program for students in Sremska Mitrovica. Tickets are available at https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=376802& at $100 per head.
We hope you can join us!