The Ethnographic Museum, established in 1901, is definitely one of the most interesting city museums, allowing one to comprehensively discover the Balkan nations' unusual cultural heritage in its most varied aspects. Since the establishment of the museum, a rich collection of materials has been gathered from throughout the Balkan region and from all of its ethnic groups.
The ethnographic objects in the permanent exposition have been arranged in many separate sections, giving an overall picture of the traditional culture of the Balkan nations and folk art from both the countryside and the city. The museum's extraordinarily broad collection contains everything from national costumes and daily items from a great diversity of areas, right up to folk legends, proverbs and cinema and video recordings.
In the costume collection, for example, the oldest exhibit is from the 13th century, while the newest dates from the 1970s. The transport collection is very interesting, and reflects many means of travel. Examples from horse drawn transport are provided by diverse carriages, decorative saddle belts, saddles, spurs, stirrups, horseshoes, bells etc. Water transport is represented by boats, rafts and ferries, but winter transport by sleighs, skis, "snow shoes" and such strange objects as gigalje, obramnice and mačke. Over time, about 300 exhibitions have been held alongside the permanent exposition at the museum. The museum is currently an important city cultural centre where concerts, exhibitions, scientific conferences and book presentations take place.
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Keywords: museum, Belgrade