Milena's Home Foundation - Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery is an organization established in accordance with the Law on Obligations, Foundations and Funds. As the legal heir of Milena and Danica Pavlović Barilli, the Foundation owns movable and immovable property that was the property of our Danica, which is registered in the land register as the property of the Foundation.

In accordance with Art. 65 and 77 of the Law on Cultural Assets, the basic activity of the Foundation, which is classified under the code: 9102 (activities of museums, galleries and collections, which includes the work of museums of all kinds), is carried out in the Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery, which, as a memorial museum type with the art fund, personal items of Milena Pavlović Barilli, Milena's library, family heritage and archival material, performs the tasks of protection, research, recording, collection, arrangement, publication and presentation of cultural assets - works of art of Milena Pavlović Barilli and family heritage.

The Foundation was established as a sign of gratitude and memory of Milena Pavlović Barilli, with respect to the will and wishes of her mother, Danica Pavlović Barilli, to donate the property she inherited from her parents and the art fund of her deceased daughter to the Serbian people and to preserve this legacy as a whole.

On November 20, 1961, on the basis of a testamentary bequest, drawn up in the form of a gift contract, concluded between the donor Danica Pavlović Barilli and the recipient, SO Požarevac, the Milena's Home Foundation was established - the endowment of Danica Pavlović Barilli (1883-1965) and Milena Pavlović Barilli (1909-1945) with headquarters in Požarevac, Voje Dulića no. 14. It contains the Gallery with paintings by Milena Pavlović Barilli, as part of its structure. The abbreviated name reads: Milena's Home Foundation - Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery.

The foundation was established with the aim of collecting, processing, preserving, publishing and showing the artistic creation of Milena Pavlović Barilli to the public; to use and protect the copyrights arising from all of Milena's artistic creation, as well as the copyrights of her mother Danica and father Bruno Barilli; to help talented artists within the limits of its abilities and interests; to protect and preserve the immovable and movable property of the Foundation FOR ETERNAL TIMES AS THE GREATEST CULTURAL VALUE OF THE CITY OF POZAREVAC; as well as to preserve the memory of the donor, her ancestors and descendants, as well as of the great benefactors of the Foundation.

The gallery was officially opened to the public on June 24, 1962, under the roof of the renovated old Pavlović family house. On that occasion, Danica Pavlović unveiled a memorial plaque with an engraved dedication: "Milena's home - to her talent, diligence and youth - mom".

In February 1966, the Gallery was attached to the National Museum in Požarevac, ait it worked within it until 1997. By the decision of the founder - City of Požarevac, on February 28, 1997, the Gallery was separated from the National Museum and since then it has been operating as a new legal entity under its current name.

In its fund, the Gallery has 894 works of art by Milena Pavlović Barilli, (136 oils, 51 pastels, 415 drawings, 286 tempera and watercolors, 6 graphics), 72 works from the collection of the Biennale and contemporary artists, 9 works from the family art collection, which totals 975 works. The listed works are recorded in the Inventory book of the Milena Pavlović Barilli Collection, the inventory book of contemporary art and the collection of family heritage.

The movable property of the Foundation consists of personal belongings, a library (228 publications) and documentation and archival material of the members of the Pavlović and Barilli families, thus becoming a kind of information and documentation center.

The Foundation has its own Statute, which is adopted by the Foundation's Board of Directors, with the consent of the founder, and which governs the organization and way of working of the institution. The foundation operates according to the financial plan and work program adopted by the founder.

The foundation preserves the memory of Milena and her ancestors by marking the anniversary of Milena's birth and death. Also, the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery (June 24) is celebrated with special ceremonies, exhibitions and information in the media. In order to encourage artistic creativity, the Foundation organizes every second year an international art Biennale called "In the light of Milena."

Од 31.01.2007. године, Фондација слави славу Светог Атанасија Великог, некадашњу крсну славу породице Павловић.

The organizational structure of the Milena's Home Foundation - Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery consists of:

  • Management body: Management Board
  • Supervisory body: Supervisory Board
  • Management body: Manager
  • Professional jobs: Counselor and museum guides
  • General affairs: Administrative and accounting department

The personnel structure of employees in the Foundation consists of six (6) employees, one (1) of whom is a temporary appointed person - the manager.

  • Manager, higher education - one executor
  • Counselor, higher education - one executor
  • Museum guide, higher education - two executors
  • General affairs, secondary vocational education - one executor
  • Accounting jobs, higher education - one executor

Working hours of the Foundation

All employees (six) work in one, morning shift - one-time working hours, with the exception of the museum guides who also works on weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

The working hours of employees are 40 hours a week, that is, 8 hours a day with a half-hour break - a break for breakfast. For administrative and professional staff, working hours start at 7:30 a.m. and last until 3:30 p.m.

Gallery opening hours are:

Monday: 7:30-19.00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00-19:00 Friday: 7:30-19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 9,00-17:00

Exceptionally, upon announcement of groups and larger visits, the Gallery works beyond the established working hours.

Calendar of activities

The Foundation coordinates the calendar of other activities with the founder, competent ministries and relevant legal regulations (respects public holidays and non-working days, use of annual vacations and the right to leave from work, etc.)

Scroll to Top