This exhibition presents life and work of Academy Member Slavko
Borojević, authority scholar in fields of agronomy and genetics as well as one
of the leading experts in applied genetics in SFRY. Slavko Borojević started
his scientific career at the Agriculture-Forestry Faculty at Zagreb, where he
completed his Doctor’s Thesis under the lead of Professor Alojz Tavčar, one of
the first geneticists in this region. He came to the Agriculture Faculty at
Novi Sad in 1957, and since 1962 he was a Full Professor in field of genetics.
His main contribution was in plant selection and creating new varieties of
wheat, used to increase productivity of crops and enable Yugoslavia to turn
from importing to exporting wheat. The exhibition shows the life path of Slavko
Borojević, from his birthplace at Knezovljani, village in Banija, through
important anti-fascist contribution in the Second World War, diverse Yugoslav
and global scientific and pedagogical activity, to expert and family
collaboration with his wife Katarina, also a Professor of Genetics. The main
theme of the exhibition includes numerous recognitions, rewards and medals
earned by Professor Borojević in various fields during his fruitful life and
work. The collection of medals, diplomas and other documents awarded to Slavko
Borojević will remain at the Museum of Vojvodina after the end of this
exhibition, as a present by Borojević family and will be the important
enrichment of Museum funds.
Author of the exhibition: Vojislav Martinov; authors of catalogue:
Vojislav Martinov and Miodrag Dimitrijević. In the realization of the
exhibition and catalogue active part was taken by Slavko Borojević’s wife
Katarina and daughter Ksenija.