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Visitors of the ninth Night of Museums will have a rare chance to see Tesla’s hotel room, go back into the past in the National Library, sing Communist era songs and much more for one night only.
With the sound of a fanfare from the city’s Kalemegdan fortress, more than 67 museums and galleries across the city will present Belgraders with sights that can be seen only in the Night of Museums on May 19.
The first Night of the Museums was held in Berlin in 1997 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon, involving more than 120 cities.
This year’s ninth annual Night of the Museums starts at 6pm and closes at 2am in more than 60 towns and cities.
Over four hours, Belgraders will have the chance to get some flour in their hair while they make bread in Konak knjeginje Ljubice, see some unusual toys in the Children’s Museum or learn more about superstitions in the Ethnographic Museum.
The National Library, taking part in the Night of Museums for the first time, will take visitors back into the last century. Once entering the doors, visitors will be drawn back into the 1930s, where they’ll meet librarians in 1930s clothes, listen to old records and read newspapers from that era.
The Military Museum will present their collection of Asian warriors and show how they looked and fought.
In the museum of Nikola Tesla, Belgraders will have the chance to take a peek into Nikola Tesla’s room in the New Yorker hotel, where the scientist lived and died, while the Museum of Yugoslav History will remind them of some the great changes that small appliances have made.
“This year we offer visitors a chance to see exclusive pictures of Mica Popovic whose exhibits have been forbidden for decades, take a walk through the gardens of White Palace or sing the motivational songs created for youngsters that participated in work actions in Communist Yugoslavia,” says Ana Jovanovic from the Night of Museums.
Tickets costs 400 dinars [€4] and can be bought at Bilet centre, Usce shopping mall, Delta City, Belgrade Arena, Dom sindikata and at bookstores Delfi and Vulkan. On the night of the event, tickets can be bought at all 67 venues that participate.
Donors spent hundreds of thousands of euro building a new museum in Gjirokastra - but the results were questionable and it ultimately closed over an ideological dispute.