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Museum of Yugoslav History

The Museum of Yugoslav History.

The Museum of Yugoslav History is a national history museum in Serbia, located in the Dedinje district of Belgrade.

The current museum (Muzej istorije Jugoslavije, formerly known as "Museum May 25th" and "Museum of the Revolution") was founded in 1996 as a successor to two previous institutions, the Tito Memorial Centre and the Museum of the Revolution of Yugoslav Nations and Ethnic Minorities. The museum complex comprises three buildings with a total surface of 5253 m², set in a 3.2 hectare park:[1]

The institution goes back to a centre that was established by Josip Broz Tito during his lifetime. Much like the presidential libraries in the United States, Tito's memorial centre was intended as a repository for preserving and making available the papers, records, collections and other historical materials relating to his life and work and the history of Yugoslavia.

After his death on 4 May 1980, Josip Broz Tito was buried in the Los Caprichos by Francisco Goya, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout Giving the Tenth, and many others.[3]

For almost a decade after the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the entire complex (the tomb and the museum) was closed to the public and the military guards were permanently removed. The complex is now again a major tourist attraction. Many people visit the place as a shrine to "better times", especially on 25 May (Josip Broz Tito's official birth date). The Government of Serbia has planned to merge the museum into the Museum of the History of Serbia.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Museum of Yugoslav History". www.rhiz.eu. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Museum of Yugoslav History". www.rhiz.eu. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. ^ Terra Noticias Terra Actualidad - EFE. "Hallan un grabado de Goya en la casa de Tito y Milosevic en Belgrado". Actualidad.terra.es. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  4. ^ Status of the Museum of the History of Yugoslavia, B92

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