“Museums for 10” is a national museum initiative, the largest so far in Serbia and unique in the European cultural space, coordinated by the National Committee of ICOM Serbia, and held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.
Over the seven days of the free programme, from November 9 to 15, and marking International Museum Day, European Museum Night and National Museum Week throughout Serbia, museums and related cultural institutions have been preparing various contents at numerous locations. In addition to exhibitions, visitors have the opportunity to participate in additional programmes, which include intensified guided tours, interactive workshops for children and adults, lectures, film screenings, plays and performance, promotion of books, concerts and other activities.
This year’s theme – “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion”, is also the theme of the International Museum Day. The theme encourages the strengthening of diversity and inclusion in cultural institutions, and emphasises the basic social value of museums, with their potential to create meaningful experiences for people, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background, level of education, physical abilities, political affiliation and religious beliefs.
In order to involve the audience even more actively, the organizers of the event have launched a prize competition called “Present your museum”, which invites the audience to present their favorite museum in the form of a short video. These recordings will be shown on social networks, and the most creative ones will receive cash prizes (more about the prize competition and the programmes of the participating museums can be found at www.muzejisrbije.rs).
During the event, the Historical Museum of Serbia offers free entrance to the exhibition “Kings and Saints of Serbia”, dedicated to the Nemanjic dynasty. Also, on the occasion of marking the European Night of Museums, Saturday, 14 November, the Museum’s exhibition space at Trg Nikola Pašića 11 will be open until 10 p.m.
On the same occasion, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 14 November, a lecture on the “Construction activity of Prince Miloš” will be given by two curators, the historians Anja Vulić and Boris Marković, in the Residence of Prince Miloš. Visitors will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the construction and urban planning of Belgrade during the 1830s, with a special focus on the “divanhana” – the porch of the Topčider Residence. Because of the limited number of places, please announce your visit on the phone 064 / 858-12-95.
In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the use of protective masks and maintenance of physical distancing during visits to the museum is mandatory.