• The visiting exhibition Belgrade: Past, Present and Future within Belgrade’s Week

The exhibition Belgrade: Past, Present and Future was jointly organized by the Belgrade City Museum, Belgrade Cultural Centre and the Town Planning Institute of Belgrade. The idea underlying the exhibition was to attempt a free interpretation of the crucial events in Belgrade’s history. The choice of the presented materials and accompanying programmes changed to get adapted to the history and culture of the host city in order make the exhibition more interesting to the visitors.

The cultures of the tribes and peoples that lived in the territory of Belgrade, as well as the events that marked its history, were presented through an exhibition of the most representative materials from the holdings of the Belgrade City Museum. Some of the variations of the exhibition also included items from the National and Ethnographic museums in order to highlight the continuous succession of cultures throughout Belgrade’s overall history in the most authentic and attractive way. Along with the exhibition, Belgrade’s Week also included the accompanying programme encompassing an exhibition of the contemporary Belgrade painting scene, screening sessions of cartoons and short films produced in Belgrade, the production of an illustrated monograph about Belgrade, which also served as the exhibition guide book, a high fashion show and a performance by a folklore ensemble.

The exhibition Belgrade: Past, Present and Future was presented in Vienna, Rome, The Hague, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Moscow, Helsinki and Cairo. Belgrade’s delegation included numerous public persons and artists and was led by the President of the City Assembly. The exhibition inauguration ceremonies featured speeches by the Belgrade Mayor and the mayor of the host city.

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