Muzej grada Beograda

  • Музеј града Београда
  • Belgrade City Museum

Address

Primary
Resavska 40b
Belgrade
Serbia
11000
Serbia

Phone

+381 60 5005178

History

The Belgrade City Museum (Serbian Cyrillic: Музеј Града Београда) is a museum located in Belgrade, Serbia. Founded in 1903, the museum operates with several cultural institutions: Ivo Andrić Museum, Princess Ljubica's Residence, Paja Jovanović Museum, Banjica Concentration Camp Museum, Collection of Icons Sekulić, Archaeological Site Vinča and Jovan Cvijić Museum.

The Belgrade City Museum contains over 2,500 paintings, graphics, aquarelles and drawings. It contains numerous paintings by Serbian painters Paja Jovanović, Sava Šumanović, Uroš Predić, Nadežda Petrović, Petar Lubarda and others. Among others, it contains paintings and graphics by foreign artists Albrecht Dürer, Miklós Barabás and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

Administrative Structure

The museum has a director, a Steering committee and a Supervisory Board. The museum has different sections:

  • Administration
  • Archaeology
  • History of Culture and Arts
  • Protection
  • History

Building(s)

The building, which once belonged to the Military Academy, was built in accordance with Dimitrije T. Leka’s architectural plans, and in the spirit of the Neo Renaissance style. The first part of the building, facing Resavska and Birčaninova Street, had been built in 1899, while the second part, facing Nemanjina Street, was added after the First World War.During the years of 2006 and 2007, the City had taken over the building to accommodate the Museum, in accordance with the contract between Belgrade City and Ministry of Defense (owner of the building).

In the period between 2014 and 2015, a Project was done for the technical documentation, that would specify the details of reconstruction and additions for Belgrade City Museum’s space, at Resavska Street 40b.

The said Project was a part of the Open Competition, which called for the conceptual design for the reconstruction of the building at Resavska Street 40b, as well as, repurposing the space for the use by Belgrade City Museum. The selection committee decided on 22 October 2016, that the winning design was the one done by “BOROVIA” architectural design office, from Belgrade. The authors were Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić, Goran Vojvodić, and Jovana Grujevska. During 2017, the activities towards the realisation of the Project were continued, based on which construction works will start.The current interior of the building once used by the Military Academy is today used as the exhibition space for the purposes of Belgrade City Museum, other institutions, and individuals.

Archival and Other Holdings

The museum has several collections and funds. The most important about WWII and the Holocaust are the History of Belgrade since 1941 fund and the Museum of Banjica collection.

Opening Times

The opening time is different for each part of the museum (Museum of Banjica, Museum of Ivo Andric etc.). On the website there are information and contacts.

Conditions of Access

Free access.

Sources

  • www.mgb.org.rs