A large interactive exhibition dedicated to Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, which covered the largest section of his life and work so far, opened on September 25, 2015 and due to great public interest was extended for the second time until December 1 at the History Museum of Serbia. This exhibition was visited by over 200,000 people.
The exhibition was realized by the History Museum of Serbia under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, with the support of Telekom Srbija a.d. and Nelt.
The exhibition includes Pupin's activities in the field of science, teaching, founding and promoting the largest institutions of science in America, his national and political contributions, numerous philanthropies, patronage of art, literary work.
For the first time, Pupin's greatest artistic legacy was exhibited, as well as his personal library. The special feature of this exhibition is the hitherto unknown archival material, not only from the archives of the FBI, but also from the Archives of Yugoslavia, the city of Pancevo, the Homeland Complex in Idvor. The National Museum in Belgrade, the PTT Museum, the University Library "Svetozar Markovic", the Library of the Serbian Patriarchate, the Intellectual Property Office, the Museum of Vojvodina are just some of the institutions that have borrowed items from their collections and thus helped present the legacy of this great man and scientist. .
What makes the exhibition a unique museological experience for visitors is the use of the latest technologies that allow each segment of the exhibition to be interactive. Thus, for example, interactive AR glasses are used for the first time in a museum exhibition. Installations that are activated by the very presence of the visitor, lead us with sound and image to Pupin himself and his time.
Thanks to the authors of the exhibition, Aleksandra Ninković Tašić and Dr. Dušica Bojić, and the team that includes world pioneers in the use of AR technology, the exhibition best represents the character and work of this great scientist, as well as the modern face and creative potentials of today's Serbia.
The exhibition was open until December 1, 2016.