Vucic: National Musem to be opened in June

Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic hopes that the National Museum in Belgrade will be finally opened on 28th June this year. The Museum has been under refurbishment for the past 15 years.

“The Museum has a lot going for it. There are over 3,000 paintings and over 900 sculptures, and I do believe that once it is opened, it will be a great attraction for our citizens”, Vucic said.

He added that the City of Belgrade Museum also had to be finished, and in order for that to be done, a total of 20 million EUR was needed.

Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic said that the fact that the National Museum had been closed for 15 years could be considered a sort of cultural genocide.

“After completing the overhaul of the Museum of Contemporary Art last year, it is important that we finish the National Museum this year. By doing so, we are demonstrating that culture is important to us and that we are going to invest more in it”, Brnabic said.

She also confirmed that the Serbian government had reached an agreement with the renowned artist of Serbian origin, Marina Abramovich for her to stage a retrospective exhibition in Belgrade in 2019 during her European tour.

The National Museum was closed in 2003, and the works on the comprehensive overhaul of the museum building, which spans 11,300 square metres, are expected to be completed soon.

(Nedeljnik, 06.01.2017)


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