Authors: Angelina Banković, senior curator of the Belgrade City Museum and Zlata Vuksanović-Macura, scientific associate of the Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijić" SANU
April 17th - June 2nd, 2019.
Tuesday - Sunday, from 11.00 to 19.00H
Resavska 40b, Kneza Sime Markovića 8
The exhibition "Creation of modern Belgrade: from 1815 to 1964 from the collection of the Museum of the City of Belgrade" was created on the basis of the researching materials from the Collection for Architecture and Urbanism of the Museum of the City of Belgrade. It presents the urban and architectural development of Belgrade over a period of 150 years, during which the capital has been transformed from a borderland Oriental town into a modern European city. Visitors will have the opportunity to see over 400 original exhibits from the Collection for Architecture and Urbanism of the Belgrade City Museum. The shown photographs, drawings, projects, plans, postcards, and archival documents illustrate various phenomena from the history of Belgrade's development. The exhibition is divided into three chronological units. The first part is the period of the 19th century, that is, the period from 1815 to 1914, when Serbia gradually won its independence and freedom, and Belgrade became the capital of the Kingdom of Serbia. The following continent includes decades between the two World wars, from 1918 to 1941, in which Belgrade, as the capital of the newly formed Kingdom of Yugoslavia, faced successes and contrasts on the path to Europeanisation and modernization. In the last, third part, the time of reconstruction and construction after the Second World War was presented, until 1964, from which is chronologically the youngest group of materials kept in the Collection.