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"SUNDAY AT THE MAA": guided tours and workshop for children

Articulated rod puppet, Mali

Articulated rod puppet, Mali

“Sunday at the MAA” is organised each Sunday from 11 am to 12.30 pm. It is tailored for individual and family (or family sized) visits, and consists of two parallel programs: GUIDED TOUR(S) for adults and WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN (6-12 years of age).

Due to current pandemic restrictions registration for the guided tour is mandatory via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Entrance fee (all visitors): 200 RSD

**Please wear a mask, disinfect your hands and maintain social distancing during your museum visit.

***The GUIDED TOURS on Sundays at 11 are in Serbian, while the exhibition display is in both English and Serbian, and curators are available to give more information about the exhibition in English to all English-speaking visitors.

****The WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN on Sundays at 11 are in Serbian. English-speaking children who would like to participate may join as curators will be glad to give necessary basic instructions for workshop activities and summaries the overall African art topic in English.




Sundays, 1, 8 & 15 August 2021 (11 am)

Guided tours for adults are through the permanent display West African Art from the Pečar Collection


Sunday, 22 August 2021 (11 am)

Guided tour for adults is through the Traditional Theatre Puppets оf Mali

(last guided tour before exhibition closing)

The exhibition Traditional Theatre Puppets оf Mali – From the Andrej Jerovšek Collection and the Collection of the Museum of African Art presents the puppets whose style of manufacture and animation is characteristic of the theatrical form traditionally performed in the southern parts of the Republic of Mali, along the Niger Valley. The leading role at the exhibition is shared by the Antelope with a Drummer and Dancers, the Elephant, an array of yellow, red and blue little people, and Merenkun, a large double-faced sculpture representing a woman. Featuring a variety of dramatic characters and sculptural qualities, the exhibition also reveals the structural elements of the puppets that enable their stage movement. It displays articulated rod puppets, some of which are furnished with strings for manipulation, as well as wood-carved puppets with no moveable parts. We shall right away share two more secrets of the acting trade in this part of Africa with all connoisseurs and lovers of puppetry and theatre and with all those this exhibition invites to become ones: the traditional puppet characters play scenes of silent theatre and the puppeteers remain hidden in the costume or in the kalaka, an element functioning as a mobile stage.


Sundays, 1, 8, 15 & 22 August 2021 (11 am)

“CREATE AND PLAY THE PUPPET – inspired by the puppetry tradition of Mali”

Creative workshops for children aged 6-12 years

Based on the craft of puppetry from Mali, after assembling elements which constitute the basic shapes of a puppet characters, children will have the task to design, draw and make tunics for their puppets using collage paper, threads, plastic bags and other materials to create colourful patterns. They will also create designs and decorations for elephants, birds and other animals they create during the workshop inspired by the original puppets.

The creative workshop for children starts at 11 am and lasts until 12.30 pm

Creative workshops for children organized as part of the Sunday at the MAA program take place in the “small art studio” on the first floor of the Museum or in the garden (depending on weather conditions). A short guided tour through the exhibition precedes workshop activities.

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