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Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade

Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade is located at 13 Student Square on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. In 1901, the ethnographic department moved out from the National Museum into a separate building, that Stеvаn Мihајlоvić, a trader and minister, bequeathed to Serbia for ‘museum activities’. After that, the museum was relocated several times, until 1952 when it entered the building of the former stock exchange built in 1934.

The first permanent exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum was opened on September 20 1904 in “Stеvča’s House” on the occasion of the coronation of King Peter I and the celebration of the centenary of the First Serbian Uprising.

Although many artifacts were destroyed in the World Wars, the museum’s collection today comprises 60,000 items grouped in 32 collections – traditional folk costumes, furniture, industry, ceramics, etc. and over 100.000 photographs, photographic negatives, archival documents and film material. There is also a library with over 50,000 professional titles.

Besides collecting items of cultural and historical value, the Ethnographic Museum has been organizing the International Festival of Ethnological Film for twenty years now. A variety of programs are also part of the offer, such as permanent exhibition "Folk culture of Serbs in the 19th and 20th century”, occasional themed exhibitions, professional interpretation of exhibitions and Serbian culture, education programs and workshops for children - "Child and Tradition", as well as concerts, lectures and courses of traditional crafts . A museum gift shop and cafe are open during the museum’s working hours.

As a division of the Ethnographic Museum, Manak’s House keeps the "Ethnographic memorial collection of Hristifor Crnilović" with 2,600 items of great cultural value, some 2,000 glass negatives of museum objects and images from the field, more than 20,000 sheets of manuscript material recorded in the field and in literature, the cache library of historical and ethnographic content with more than 700 books and journals, as well as a collection of personal objects of Hristifor Crnilović.

(Text: Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade)



Etnographic Museum in Belgrade

Studеntski trg 13
11000 Bеlgrade
phone: +381 (0)11/ 328 18 88
fаx: +381 (0)11/ 328 29 44
web: www.etnografskimuzej.rs
e-mail: info@etnografskimuzej.rs