The National Museum in Belgrade houses some of the most valuable archaeological, artistic and numismatic artifacts that represent rich multicultural heritage of Serbia, but also of other parts of Europe and the world.
The National Museum’s permanent exhibition is chronologically comprehensive, aesthetically appealing and easily understandable to the visitors and gives the opportunity to get face to face with artifacts of great historical, cultural, scientific and symbolic value.
Exhibited on the ground floor of the Museum are jewelry, bowls, sculptures and other objects of the prehistoric cultures of Vinča and Lepenski vir, as well as exhibits that originate from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron ages. The legacy of the ancient Romans and a rich numismatic collection are also part of the ground floor exhibition that is dedicated to the oldest artifacts found in Serbia.
The period from the midle of the Early Middle Ages to the first Serbian uprising of 1804 is represented through ten thematic units on the first floor of the Museum. Stunning medieval frescoes, lavish jewelry and ceramics, as well as liturgical artifacts and contemporary art testify of key events, significant achievements, but also of the every day life of the people during this exciting period.
A special chamber within the Museum beholds one of the oldest manuscripts written in Cyrillic alphabet - The Miroslav Gospel. The importance for all of humanity of this richly illustrated manuscript from 1180 was recognized by UNESCO and it has thus been included in its Memory of the World Register.
Exploring cultural treasures of Serbia, and of the world, continues with rich art collections. A selection of drawings and prints by local and foreign artists, master pieces of Serbian and Yugoslav art and works of world-renowned painters, including Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt and Piet Mondrian, will make your visit to the oldest museum in Serbia a memorable one.
Info: The National Museum