Wednesday, 28th April, 11am-1pm
NON-ALIGNED HISTORIES OF COLLECTIONS: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART AND THE MUSEUM OF YUGOSLAVIA, BELGRADE
Lecturer: Ana Sladojević, art and media theorist
The historical Non-alignment regained visibility through a number of art and theory projects, particularly within the last decade. The Museum of African Art – the Veda and Dr. Zdravko Pečar Collection, and the Museum of Yugoslavia, both in Belgrade, played central role in some of them, either with their collections, or their symbolic significance as places of remembrance of the ideas of anticolonialism and solidarity. Recent, more resolute calls for decolonization of heritage worldwide provide yet another opportunity for re-thinking and re-actualization of these values within these museums. However, they also ask for a more thorough institutional self-reflection and an honest critical approach to both past and current practice in these museums, along with the introduction of new methodologies and networks.
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Museum working hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands and keep your distance during your museum visit.
Free MAA catalogues now available on our website
Browse through some of the classic catalogues of the Museum of African Art.
Exhibition catalogues covering the period from 1973 to 2001 are now available in full on the Museum's website.
Publications prepared for e-publishing by Marija Miloš, MAA Senior Curator, Marijana Strubel and Dragana Ćurčin Marković, MAA interns as part of “BG Praksa” program 2019/2018 organized by the Centre for Career Development UB.
The Cultural Heritage of Topčider
A tour organized by the Museum of African Art, memorial House of King Peter and Heritage House
Since the 19th century the urban planning of Topčider (one of Belgrade's many hills) was envisioned as a city oasis, with numerous parks, picnic spots, large areas of forest and greenery. Hidden within it are numerous villas, summer houses and art studios built at the beginning of the 20th century. Through the “Cultural Heritage of Topčider” tour we will reveal different cultural institutions. During this tour, you can visit Museum of African Art, the memorial House of King Peter, Archive of Yugoslavia, Heritage House – the Legacy of Petar Lubarda, Museum Vespa Serbia, House of Olga Jančić, Monument to Isidora Sekulić, Hyde park Belgrade and Public Aquarium and Tropicarium Belgrade. To get an impression about the tour, visit this link.
Walking and talking with you, are art historians Ana Knežević, Museum of African Art curator & Ivana Zatežić, Heritage House associate.
Join our trek of discovery of the cultural Heritage of Topčider Hill!
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