Belgrade City Museum
The Museum of the City of Belgrade is one of the cultural institutions that attempts to bring the artifacts and facts of centuries-old life at the crossroads closer to us.
The Museum of the City of Belgrade was founded back in 1903 as the Municipal Museum and Library. After the First World War, some prominent figures in the area of culture in Belgrade made efforts to enable the work of the Museum. The first inventory of museum material dates from 1929 and listed 155 items, while the following year the number of museum items doubled. The first museum exhibition entitled "Plans and Pictures of Old Belgrade" was displayed on April 19, 1931.
In 1935, the Museum was given a permanent building, at Kneginje Ljubice 1 street , today Zmaj Jovina 1 street, which still houses the Museum's administrative offices.
The museum was established as an independent cultural institution in 1941 under the name City Museum, and its first director was Dr. Miodrag Grbić, archaeologist, curator of the Prince Pavle Museum. During the Second World War, the museum's library was open until 1943 with minor interruptions, which sets it apart from other city libraries. Mid 1945, the City Museum was renamed as the Museum of the City of Belgrade.
Today, the Museum collection includes over 157,000 items that tell the story about the development of our capital from prehistoric to modern times. The items are categorized into three sections, for archaeology, history and history of culture and art. The museum is also responsible for 20 different facilities, of which 11 are museums. These are: Museum of Ivo Andrić, Museum of Jovan Cvijić, Museum of Paja Jovanović, Collection of icons Sekulic, Princess Ljubica residence, Archeological site of Vinča, Native Museum of Zemun, Native Museum of Zarkovo, Museum of Mladenovac, Museum of Toma Rosandić, Museum of Banjica Concentration Camp, Memorial House of Stepa Stepanovića and Sava river monitor - Bodrog boat, as well as the memorial complex dedicated to Stefan Nemanja. Additionally, the Museum of the City of Belgrade also runs the legacy of Robert Cihler Gašparević, a musical and literary legacy, and has several exhibition rooms, which will soon be open to the public, among which are: New Museum building in Resavska no. 40 b street, Modern scene of the Museum of the City of Belgrade and Salon of the Museum of the City of Belgrade
An exceptionally important area of work of the Museum is its publishing activity, and since 1954 the Museum has been publishing the Yearbook of the City of Belgrade.
In addition to its basic activity of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the Museum items, the Museum of the City of Belgrade takes an active role in the creation of contemporary art, applied and music scene, supporting artists, especially young ones, giving them the opportunity to show their works and organize concerts in the field of classical music. The Museum of the City of Belgrade annually organizes a series of individual and group exhibitions of local and foreign authors.
If you are a history lover and would like to independently explore the turbulent history of Belgrade, this museum is the right place for that. Novi apartmani is also the right place, as a specialized web site where you will be able to find and pick one of the numerous and perfectly equipped apartments near the Museum of the City of Belgrade, as well as numerous other important historical locations, in the Center section.
Enjoy Belgrade and its history!