The Museum of Yugoslavia is celebrating its twenty-fifth birthday
On December 1, 2021, the Museum of Yugoslavia marks the 25th anniversary of its establishment. On that occasion, an exhibition on industrial heritage “On Factories and Workers”, which is realized in cooperation with the Museum of Science and Technology, will be opened. During the birthday week, from November 29 to December 5, many other educational and entertainment programs will be realized. Admission is free during the seven days.
On Monday, November 29, a performance by the choir “Our Song” is expecting the visitors. The choir will perform a compilation of revolutionary songs at several locations in the museum complex and several times during the day. On the same day, a guided tour of the exhibition “Comrade Tito has died” is taking place at the House of Flowers from 1 pm.
On the Museum Day, December 1, the audience may visit a part of the exhibition “On Factories and Workers”, which the Museum of Yugoslavia is realizing in cooperation with the Museum of Science and Technology. The idea that one exhibition is realized in two spaces and prepared by a team of authors, led by two curators from each institution, has evolved from the desire of both museums to research and protect the industrial heritage and present it to the audience.
The exhibition deals with industrialization on the territory of today’s Serbia, from its early days, the middle of the 19th century, until today. This important topic will be viewed from different perspectives – from socio-political, cultural and historical, to technical and technological. The first guided tour through the part of the exhibition in the Museum of Yugoslavia will be organized on Saturday, December 4 at 1 pm, while the continuation of the exhibition in the Museum of Science and Technology may be seen from December 7.
On Friday, December 3, small group guided tours will be organized for limited number of visitors at the current exhibition “Museum Laboratory”, so that the visitors and curators openly discuss the exhibition, the topics it raises and its future changes. This type of interactive interpretation of the exhibition is part of the continuous research and re-examination of the Yugoslav heritage that the curators of the “Museum Laboratory” deal with. The number of visitors for each tour is limited. Registration for one of the dates at 1 pm, 2 pm or 3 pm is mandatory at [email protected] and it is necessary to emphasize the date, for which the visitor is registering.
The celebration of this year’s Museum Day ends on Sunday, December 5, when the “Family Day” welcomes the youngest visitors and their guardians. Children will have the opportunity to use a map to find exhibits (gifts that Josip Broz Tito received from all over the world) at the permanent exhibition of the Museum and, thus, travel through different countries and time periods, learn about historical events and persons, distant cultures and their customs.
On Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, there will be regular guided tours of the Museum complex, in English at 11 a.m. and in Serbian at 12 p.m.
The working hours of the Museum of Yugoslavia during the birthday week are every day from 10 am to 6 pm.
The Continued Renewal and Summer Scheme
The Origins: The Background for Understanding the Museum of Yugoslavia
Creation of a European type of museum was affected by a number of practices and concepts of collecting, storing and usage of items.
New Mappings of Europe
Starting from the Museum collection as the main source for researching social phenomena and historical moments important for understanding the experience of life in Yugoslavia, the exhibition examines the Yugoslav heritage and the institution of the Museum