Current exhibition

“Kotoko Equestrians, Guardians of the Soul”
From the Pierluigi Peroni Collection

Exhibition by Marija Ličina, curator

December 26th 2013 - November 1st 2014



Exhibition announcement:

Echoes... from the Tervuren Museum Sound Archive

Exhibition opening: Thursday, November 13th

Focusing primarily on an “ears-on” approach to non-material heritage, visitors will have the opportunity to hear a selection of audio inscriptions from the Tervuren Museum sound archives, which come from the wider area of Central Africa. This sound exhibition insists on “experiencing” sound without, however, neglecting their “ethnographic realities” – the time, place and means by which the sound inscriptions were made. This approach is able to question the way in which by primarily engaging the sense of hearing – giving sight and the visual a secondary role in the museum context – visitors actively listen and (inevitably) continually re-interpret musealia.

Guests of the opening:
Rémy Jadinon Žadinon, kustos KMCA i autor kataloga izložbe
dr Ana Kotevska, muzikolog

The sound installation is a result of the signed Protocol on Cooperation between the Museum of African art (MAA) in Belgrade and the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) – Tervuren, Belgium.

More information, soon!


October 24th – November 24th


In collaboration with the Museum of African Art in Belgrade Mancala, game of thought exhibition is taking place at the Museum of Mining and Metallurgy Bor, Eastern Serbia. Mancala is a cognitive board game based on logical and mathematical combinatorics played in different variations on four continents: in Africa, Asia, South and North America. However, it is only in Africa that that it is played across the whole continent. It is considered to be one of the oldest games in the world and there is evidence of it that goes back to the Neolithic.

The multimedia and interactive exhibition “Mancala, Game of Thought“, by the Museum of African Art curator Ivana Vojt, is conceptualized so as to inform the public about the global character of this board game and at the same time offer the possibility of entering the world of mancala through the act of playing. The exhibition was displayed at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade from December 27th 2012 until October 6th 2013. The “Mancala, Game of Thought“ exhibition has received the honorary Project of the Year Award 2012.

Besides presenting mancala boards from different parts of Africa – Central, Eastern and Western – the exhibition consistently reflects the stylistic features of different ethnic groups, which can be found on the object itself in its form and types of sculptural enhancements. Particularly important from a museological point is their value due to the fact that they were used – the games were played on, that is, all objects on the exhibition were at some point a part of everyday life within the African community. The exhibition displays African mancala boards, counters and sculptures acquired by Belgian collector of African art, Guibert Hairson. In addition to this collection, the exhibition is enriched with objects from the Popović family collection and mancala boards from the Museum of African Art in Belgrade. Also as part of the exhibition’s concept, there are the video works that include interviews with the collector Guibert Hairson, Africans, Western and domestic curators, experts, archaeologists and other experts knowledgeable in this ancient game.

Egypt Remembered by Serbia

Egypt Remembered by Serbia

Project realization: Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Egypt, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Cairo and the Museum of African Art in Belgrade

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