One of the highlights of my stay in Novi Sad was seeing the magnificent collection of Serbian icons in Matica Srpska Gallery. So, that's how I'll start writing about this very precious museum that I visited for the very first time. Not for a moment I imagined that, with the wealth of its collection, this museum would rival the National Museum in Belgrade.
But, let's start with a word about Matica Srpska ...
The National Museum of Serbia is the oldest, the most important and the most prestigious cultural institution in Serbia. Although it was established in 1844, it moved into its current building in 1950.
The museum collection consists of over 400000 objects which, in addition to local treasures, also includes foreign masterpieces.