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Belgrade Museum of Contemporary Art to Reopen

Belgrade’s Museum of Contemporary Art is reopening its doors after a controversial ten-year closure for renovation work. 

Siri Sollie
BIRN
Belgrade
 

The Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: Flickr/Viktor Markovic

Following ten years of construction and renovation work, the Museum of Contemporary Art reopens at 10am on Friday.

The museum, located in Usce Park in New Belgrade, contains more than 8,000 works and the biggest collection of Yugoslav art in the world. It was first opened on October 20, 1965.

The collection includes important works from the 20th and 21st Century by the likes of Sava Sumanovic, Petar Lubarda, Julia Knifer, Jovan Bijelic and many more.

The entire museum was closed during the renovation works between 2007 and 2017, which caused controversy as the reopening date was postponed several times.

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The museum’s spokesperson Senka Ristivojevic told BIRN that there was no grandiose opening ceremony planned.

”There will be no ministers, the point is that it [the museum] will be open to the public,” she said.

Ristivojevic said the museum is currently preparing an exhibition of various artists and works for the opening, headed by Dejan Sretenovic, in collaboration with the curators Misel Blanus and Zoran Eric.

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