2017 Night of Museums: 250 events in 152 locations in Serbia

The 14th Night of Museums will take place in over 40 towns in Serbia on 20th May. The visitors will be able to visit museums, galleries and cultural institutions and enjoy in various premiere exhibitions and events devised especially for that night.

Starting at 5pm and closing at 1am, the Night of Museums will also take place in 120 towns, 30 countries and 3,000 museums as a part of a wider event called the European Night of Museums, which is based in Paris.

With over 250 various events held at 152 locations, Serbia will give its contribution to the European Night of Museums by opening the doors to the cultural institutions in Novi Sad, Nis, Cacak, Senjski Mine, Backa Palanka, Veliko Gradiste, Dimitrovgrad, Sombor, Kosovska Mitrovica, Jagodina, Leskovac and many other towns.

Traditionally, the biggest events will take place in Belgrade where 65 cultural institutions will be involved in the event. The visitors will also be given an opportunity to create their own itinerary that could include the Viasat History Untold Stories, modern art exhibitions and contemporary cultural events.

The Republic of Korea is the official partner of this year’s Night of Museums. Thanks to this partnership, the visitors will be given an opportunity to see a unique exhibition by Korean artist, HeeSun Lee which was staged last year at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The exhibition is inspired by hanbok, the traditional Korean costume which was also a source of inspiration for one of the collections created by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the first issue of Mikhail Bulgakov’s book “Master and Margarita”, the Night of Museums will exclusively showcase an exhibition dedicated to this novel and its writer. The award-winning photographer Jelena Martinjuk will also exhibit her photographs that tell a story about Bulgakov and his masterpiece. Also, the visitors will be able to see exhibitions dedicated to Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, and their revolutionary theories and teachings.

The Vojvodina Modern Art Museum in Novi Sad will exhibit tapestries by the famous British artist Grayson Perry inspired by a collection of William Hogarth’s paintings called “The Life of Debauchery” from 18th century.

During the Night of Museums, the Faculty of Technical Sciences from Novi Sad will launch an initiative for the opening of a new medicine museum at the Pasteur Institute. Also, the visitors will be able to attend workshops where they are going to learn to use Dali’s painting technique called bulletism.
(Blic, 05.04.2017)


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